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    Greenworks pole saw

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    Well after a very long wait, the Greenworks pole...

    Well after a very long wait, the Greenworks pole saw arrived. Ron went right at it. No little trimming. Right to a big overhanging branch. A huge pile for the village crew on Monday. I created a...
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    Battery powered pole saw

    Waiting on a Greenworks pole saw. Have been switching to battery powered tools for the past few years. Going to see how this works to clean up limbs we can reach. Will post later...
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    When we had our farm, we bought the first batch...

    When we had our farm, we bought the first batch of these from a supplier we know. They clean them in an ultra sonic cleaner. I just bought Ron several for his birthday.
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    Why the sugar maple had to come down

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    The beetles had gotten to it and then woodpeckers...

    The beetles had gotten to it and then woodpeckers and it was old. Looks like the other 2 will have to go later. Roots grew into gas lines, sewer and water.. Fates of village trees....
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    The end of our sugar maple

    A sad goodbye. Rotten down to the bottom. Goodbye old maple.. You were a good tree
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    A sad goodbye to our sugar maple

    Well, the winter and time has taken it's toll. The sugar maple that has been dying has been officially declared a hazzard. It will come down in the next week or 2. The huge silver maple near the...
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    Infinety spiles

    Ron's 75th birthdat today. Got him the stainless steel Infinety spiles and gift cert. To True Value. He "misplaced" the original ones when we moved.
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    Ron pulled the buckets. Weather has been so...

    Ron pulled the buckets. Weather has been so strange. Now a cold wind with high winds. Tonightvsnow. Trees budding. Ended with 8 pints of an amber. 9 taps. Gave him something to do. Hope my flowers...
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    We would like to try this. Do you have a parts...

    We would like to try this. Do you have a parts list?
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    Montgomery County sap

    Ron has been doing good with 9 taps. Trees are dripping right along. Has been boiling in a.m. then then lunchcand taking a break. Afternoon boils. Has just over 50 gallons. A long way from when we...
  13. Had to run to hardware store yesterday. An Ace...

    Had to run to hardware store yesterday. An Ace hadware. They carry basic tapping supplies. A woman next to me had a couple buckets and spiles. I asked her if she wanted any advice. She was happy to...
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    Great day here. 5:30 p.m. and 52 degrees. Ron has...

    Great day here. 5:30 p.m. and 52 degrees. Ron has boiled twice today. Buckets will be full by moring. Looks like only a couple of cold enough nights. Will see what happens. Snow all gone on sputh...
  15. Thanks Dave. Always love to read your in deprh...

    Thanks Dave. Always love to read your in deprh comments. You do a great job
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    Oh that's a good one. I needed that. A dark day...

    Oh that's a good one. I needed that. A dark day here. Rain right down the road. Snow pretty much gone. Ron's collected about 33 gallons. He's going back out to his sugar shack(garage)to boil. Unlike...
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    Ron did good for a couple days. His 3 trees did...

    Ron did good for a couple days. His 3 trees did well for a bit. Now stopped. Snow gone from front yard. Real high winds last night. He's made 2 qts. So far. It'23 right now. Winds dying down....
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    How's the sap running Herb!?. Don't see any posts...

    How's the sap running Herb!?. Don't see any posts from you. Ron has been boiling. Keeping him busy. Hope all is well
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    Sap in a cold March

    Ron had a few good days even through the cold. Snow is gone from around trees. Good sputh facing front yard. So cold thpugh. Frozen up since last Friday. Ran a bit on 1 tree yesterday. Bitter cold...
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    Fort Plain syrup

    Ron boiled for a few days. Temps. dropped so low and light snow showers, high winds. Got to make a run to True Value to refill propane tank. Looks good later on in week...snow slowly going down
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    Montgomery County sap

    Ron collected 7 1/2 gallons of sap from our front yard trees. He's had 2 days of boiling. So glad he's got something to do right now. Just misplaced his candy thermometer. Tearing everything apart...
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    Tapping Montgomery County

    I didn't think Ron would be able to get out on the snow covered yard....but. With the temp going up he's tapped the front yard trees. We have about 18" dirty crusty yuck. It's been so cold. This will...
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    Latest update on our sugar maple. Back in June...

    Latest update on our sugar maple. Back in June had alot of limbs taken out. Trimmer was suppossed to come back to get the high dead stuff. Haven't seen him. Poor tree. Neighbors stop by to say in...
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    Great idea...but. Ron and I lived off grid for 20...

    Great idea...but. Ron and I lived off grid for 20 years with solar and wind. 2 small wind turbines mounted on the barn along with solar panels. The sap house had small solar and turbine. We used 2...
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    This hot weather, which I hate..has sure made the...

    This hot weather, which I hate..has sure made the garden grow. Corn has gotten to my shoulders. My 2 cherry trees just got eaten by rotten June bugs. Hung the trap right there. It's filling up. Pears...
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