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Old April 5th, 2014, 05:24 PM
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I collected 70 gallons today from about 70 of my 200 taps. It looks like 90% of them are dripping pretty good. Should be a crazy week.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 09:59 PM
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Breaking loose here as well. Got the vacuum lines going and the gravity. No bags yet but snow finally going down. HOOKING UP ro.
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Old April 8th, 2014, 10:36 PM
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I pulled my box elder taps and moved them to my neighbors sugar maples on Sunday. Most of these are woods trees. The ones in the open have produced some sap but the ones in the woods very little. The ground is froze solid just under the leaf litter. Temps have been warm with little below freezing at nite. Will these trees eventually run? Below freezing temps by this weekend. I have had taps (20) there for two weeks and have gotten 40 gallons sap total.
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Old April 9th, 2014, 09:37 PM
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on 292 taps we got 160 gal sat the 120 gal on sun then 45 on mon nothing tue and only 45 today? Whats going on? too HOT?? Not cold enough at night? So frustrated!!
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Old April 9th, 2014, 09:48 PM
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I got about 30 gallons on about 70 taps today - not great but better than it has been
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Old April 9th, 2014, 11:35 PM
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Yesterday I got 10 gallons off 60taps.on the sugars. I got 10 gallons off 4 buckets that I keep on my boxelders for emergencies. Today I got 27 gallons off the sugars and my neighbor that owns the trees said they didn't start to run until 3:00 pm. I hope the warm weather doesn't kill the season. We won't have below freezing temps till Sunday.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 08:41 PM
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So far i have collected 250 gallons from 200 taps . just checked and only a couple out there with more than a quart. Keep the faith, its gotta bust loose soon.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 07:43 AM
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Is anything going to happen this week?
It sputtered a little yesterday.
More snow on the way--wonderful!
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Old April 15th, 2014, 10:57 AM
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The taps I pulled last week from the boxelders started flowing again. Checked the sugars an found they were running also. 65 gals yesterday. Should be good the rest of the week!
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Old April 15th, 2014, 11:01 AM
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We put up another 125 bags Sat in hopes of a good run this week. Have not boiled a drop to date.
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