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Old April 8th, 2018, 05:23 PM
sugarbush ridge sugarbush ridge is offline
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Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
Number of Taps: 300
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Default Sap just pouring out of trees now

Actually I never taped this year. Because I'm still working on my house and having to take care of my mother's trust. Everyone around here taped in January and holes dried up weeks ago.
I've had surveyors out surveying mom's trust, (which I'll be getting about 35 more acres of woods.) Thursday they cut a 2" limb off a scrubby 6" maple trying to get a GPS reading. The sap came out at very steady drip.
No swelling of buds on sugars, in spite of that silvers have bloomed and dropped blooms. I may give thought to only taping part early and then save some for later.
2014 300 on tubing
2013 new Smoky Lake 2x8 with 6 foot drop, 280 taps with 130 on tubing
2012 Built my own arch with AUF for drop flues when i get it using old flat pans,,, 200 taps
2010 Built a sugar shack using used tin,,, now got a roof over me
2009 and before cooking out side
2008 bought my piece of land
1972- 2008 cooked as work permitted
1972 Mom and dad made some syrup in kettles for first time
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