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Old February 25th, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Just to get the ball rolling I am tapping this week-end March 2nd. My calender says in my area around the 15th things get rolling and I think this is a normal year. To me is shaping up to be a good one as well.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Well, with 30+ inches of snow in the woods, I was thinking I had the perfect excuse to buy tracks for my 4-wheeler.... but now with the extended forecast (or is that extended guess) for up here not having anything above freezing for the next 10-14 days except for mid 30s tomorrow, I am probably not putting mine in until the weekend of the 16th. I have to go to San Diego the week of the 10th so it actually seems to be working out well .... until they change the forecast and I come back to mid 40s, sunny and no wind
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Old February 26th, 2013, 03:15 AM
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I'm thinking the 16th as well. If I hear woodsman is getting sap i'll get them in sooner. I need the extra time as i'm not ready in the woods. Adding some mainlines and taps and had to move a main up over a trail.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Hi. Right now I am planning on tapping about the 9th. I will probaly stick in a couple of test taps at the end of this week in some good sunny exposure trees. I would like to keep getting some other chores done until hopefully the 15th. Like Terry, I am optimistic for a good year!
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Old February 26th, 2013, 11:30 AM
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Leo I gotta admit I go back and forth and keep checking the 30 day forecast. Right now I agree the 9th may be just as good if I can hold myself back. No real change on the long range other than normal averages.
That still keeps us at the week of the 15 th/normal for runs.
Either way I am ready to go.
Sadsams, you and I kinda form a 40 mile triangle.
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Hey Woodsman, did you get tapped this weekend? Any wet tapholes?
I am still looking at tapping the end of this week.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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I tapped 70 on my gravity lines this week-end and had one tree dripping a little. To early but getting ahead of the game. Next week-end the 9th I will be up for three weeks and will tap everything Sat and Sunday.
The weather is looking great for next week.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:16 AM
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Boy now she is staying cold into next week. Today is the 6th of March. Looks like the 15th will be the earliest. Low to mid thirites all of next week. That could change as of this time last week it was supposed to be upper thirites and 40 by today. My what a difference a week can make.

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Regardless…I have a bonus 2 extra days off of work THANKS to our High School Basketball team, heading to Madison for the state playoffs GO LUMBERJACKS!!!! So I WILL be tapping tomorrow. I figure, 6 weeks will put me into the 3rd week in April. I will be ready to be done by then. Wish me luck Terry!
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:25 PM
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Good luck Cindy. l will be tapping this sat. The forecast is warming again for next week.
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