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Old February 23rd, 2014, 11:28 PM
sugarbush ridge sugarbush ridge is offline
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I been cooking. I've cooked about 20 gals syrup so far in spite of the pan scorching and clean up. The sap flow had been off and on. Haven't had a real good run as there is still a lot of ice in ground and calling for some more cold this week and then warn again. My best sap run was on a day it got to 68 degs. In spite of the cold hard,,,, for me,,,, winter the sap is running about the same sugar as usual,,,,, about 1 3/4%
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2014 300 on tubing
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2009 and before cooking out side
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1972 Mom and dad made some syrup in kettles for first time
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