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Old March 15th, 2015, 10:47 PM
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Temps are looking very good for the coming days. I have been getting about 20 gallons per day from 60 taps. The 35 gal tank on my wheeler is full but a week old. Looking cloudy. I am going to dump it. Damm!Oh well, things will get better!!!
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Old March 17th, 2015, 04:26 PM
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Running hard in the twin cities today. Greenwood WI running hard. I'll know more about my shack this evening when my partner refills the vacuum. Hopefully running up in East central MN as well. Had 15 for a low up there last night as the shack.
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Old March 17th, 2015, 10:30 PM
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50 gallons today off 55 taps. 7 of them on the ground. Oh well. Things are starting to go here with the freeze - thaw that we will have for the next week and a half. Fingers are crossed!!!!
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Old March 17th, 2015, 10:40 PM
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Starting to run well here in Eden Prairie. Have about 220 taps in now and the pan is sweetened.
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15 gallons on 24 taps last night, expect more more tonight when I get home from work.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 10:49 AM
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Finally got enough boxelder sap and started moving to the sugar maples. Most are still frozen inside, some running.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 01:14 PM
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The trees are just starting to give up the goods - 80 gallons 2.5 % average yesterday and looking like more than that already today. Cold this weekend will slow them down but then looks good all next week (if the National weather service is anywhere near accurate for a change )
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 01:31 PM
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Call me a glutton for punishment ... I took advantage of the below freezing all day long temps both Saturday and today to add another 50 bags out in the woods, modify my filter setup, swap around some propane tanks ...... and made some Maple Butter. I have only made 4 gallons of syrup so far from 185 gallons of sap but I hope this season will last long enough for me to hit my goal of 30 gallons - especially since I have standing orders for 5 more gallons than I have made so far.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:23 PM
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I have made only 2 gallons of syrup so far. No sap! Has anyone else notice a lot of sediment in there syrup this year? The boxelder was terrible this year. The filter would plug right up. Switched to the sugar maples now so I hope they are better.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:24 PM
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Boiled off what we had Saturday afternoon and nothing running today. Packing it up and headed back to the cities to beat the snow storm that's coming. Monday looks like a slow day so im staying in town to get a couple jobs done or started. Back up here Tuesday and Wednesday im thinking. Time will tell. Im not worried yet as their is still a lot of potential good maple weather still to come.
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