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    Hi Bruce. :) I only had a two week season last...

    Hi Bruce. :) I only had a two week season last year due to Covid restrictions cutting off my access to propane. I couldn't be bothered setting up the wood evaporator, so just packed it in.

    I'm...
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    Welcome back to the syrup fun for this year!:)

    Welcome back to the syrup fun for this year!:)
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    Hi! Those fellows are dumping the first bit...

    Hi! Those fellows are dumping the first bit because they use that first sap to flush their lines. That will not likely apply to someone like you who I assume doesn't run miles of tubing in your...
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    Collected 124L today and will start boiling in...

    Collected 124L today and will start boiling in the morning.

    HEARD THE PEEPERS TONIGHT!!!!!
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    Good luck to you Paul!!

    Good luck to you Paul!!
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    Good luck northwood! The first boil of the season...

    Good luck northwood! The first boil of the season is always the most rewarding. :)
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    Another 85L out there this morning and still...

    Another 85L out there this morning and still dripping well. It's raining today so I will wait until tomorrow so that I can boil in the sunshine.
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    The fellows in Maine were saying the exact same...

    The fellows in Maine were saying the exact same thing today too! Last week I got over 300L in three days from 28 taps. It kept me running!
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    Looks like you guys in Maine are having a gusher!...

    Looks like you guys in Maine are having a gusher! Fantastic!
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    Susan, the sweetness of the sap that your sugar...

    Susan, the sweetness of the sap that your sugar maples produce continues to blow my mind!
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    Batch #14 finished; 1.4L of light. Total syrup...

    Batch #14 finished; 1.4L of light. Total syrup so far this season 41.12L! :o
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    Bruce, it is a cross between a Silver and a Red...

    Bruce, it is a cross between a Silver and a Red maple. The saplings that I got were part of a selection of Ministry trees that the Ontario government offered back in the late 80s.
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    Finished bottling batch #13 and got 7L of light....

    Finished bottling batch #13 and got 7L of light. Batch #14 is finishing on the stove right now. Temps are hovering around freezing and no sap has started to drip at the moment. If it does, my propane...
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    Collected other 60L yesterday which brings me to...

    Collected other 60L yesterday which brings me to 1405L of sap for the season. Got it all boiled down to nearup which is now on the stove. Looking forward to this afternoon when the temperature will...
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    Thanks so much for the guidance Twisted Minds. I...

    Thanks so much for the guidance Twisted Minds. I stumbled across morels.com today and will definitely read more on that site. Hunting for morels sounds wonderful. A true treasure hunt!
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    I know what you mean Smokeshow. Central Ontario...

    I know what you mean Smokeshow. Central Ontario isn't raising the roof this year either. That's why I usually post more often with my friends here in the Eastern Ontario section. They haven't kicked...
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    Thanks Les. I have more syrup finishing on the...

    Thanks Les. I have more syrup finishing on the stove that looks like another 8L - but I don't want to jinx it. Dare I think that I could be at, or near, 40L for this year......? :cool:

    My ratio...
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    Galena is right JeffB. Check my sucky stats for...

    Galena is right JeffB. Check my sucky stats for 2018 and 2017. It was a good thing that I kept a stash in reserve. I was like a mini-Quebec - without the infamous heist. ;)
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    Wonderful to read your stats for the 2019 season...

    Wonderful to read your stats for the 2019 season Trapper2. I'm not looking forward to the cleanup phase of sugaring either, whenever that comes. There might still be some sap to come around here in a...
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    Congrats Ennismaple! Things have been so...

    Congrats Ennismaple! Things have been so exhausting around here that I went to bed early and slept ten hours straight last night. If there is another gasp of sap I'm ready for it. If not, I've had...
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    Thanks Zucker Lager. I spent three glorious hours...

    Thanks Zucker Lager. I spent three glorious hours online, into the wee hours of the morning, reading up about morels. I am definitely going to be checking my property when the timing is right. It...
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    OMG, now that I know to look for dead elms my...

    OMG, now that I know to look for dead elms my morel hunting may have just begun. It's something I have never done before. I have a great big dead elm right here! Can't wait until daybreak. lol Are...
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    I am leaving mine in Fireguy.

    I am leaving mine in Fireguy.
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    Thanks Someclown. By tomorrow I should be able to...

    Thanks Someclown. By tomorrow I should be able to update yet again.

    Add some numbers to your signature too. We always love to see stats. If you aren't sure how to do that we would be happy to...
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    Thanks Leslie. I've now updated my stats. I am...

    Thanks Leslie. I've now updated my stats. I am getting 33:1 this year. Best average in eight years.
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