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Old February 15th, 2012, 02:09 PM
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With March coming around the corner I am planning on tapping around the 5th to 10th this year as warm as it has been. My diary over the years shows the heaviest starts in my areas aroung the 15th.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Good luck Woodsman! I hope you have a great year. I won't be too far behind ... depending on weather, of course.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Were thinking of put taps in mildle too the end of next week. Were in the north branch area. GOOD LUCK EVERY ONE yahoo:
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Old February 15th, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Hello Lastwoodsman! I have been lurking on all of the weather sites and am hoping to tap up here around the 10th of March to the 17th. St. Patty's Day would be awesome!
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:14 PM
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All this talk of when to tap and watching the weather is driving me nuts. Seriously I need a drink. This waiting around is tough. I have added auf to my rig and made up 50 new pvc sack holders and I'm pretty much ready to go which for me.is unusual. Typically around this time of the year I'm still cutting wood. Day late and dollar short as the wife says. Good luck everyone.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Gotta admit I am getting itchy. Grama I probably will be calling you getting and giving updates
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Old February 16th, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Sk do you have a smart phone? No wireless at the shack so I can't facetime there.
Although they have wireless in town at the bar & cafe-- could give evening updates with facetime from there in March!!!!
Anytime after 3 is highball time.
We could send a few photos back and forth when the season starts. I know grama does.
Fun to see what will be going on.
I have all of March off and the first two weeks of April so I get the whole season to syrup this year.
It was 1969 and I was in 9th grade since I had this much time off!! It will be great.
I am hopeing it runs like crazy this year.
Otherwise I will be making a lot of firewood for 2013 and 14.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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No, woodsman, I dont have one of them there new-fangled smart phones here.... I just have an old dumb phone! My girlfriend has one and she's there with me most of the time. Is facetime similar to facebook? I have a facebook page for the syrup that I post pictures to (Metzger Maple Ridge Farms), so if they are similar I could have her post some "action shots" of sap boiling and maybe getting the 4 wheeler buried in the snow that I just keep thinking is still coming.
All of March and half of April off? Damn, that would be nice! Way jealous!
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Old February 17th, 2012, 07:45 PM
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FaceTime. Is like Skype or video conferencing But you need wireless which I do not have at the cabin Sad sam stopping by tomorrow
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Old February 18th, 2012, 05:24 AM
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HOPEFULLY Lastwoodsman, You will be WAY TOO BUSY to be spending time in town sipping Highballs. Your time off will be perfect sapping time. Enjoy!
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