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Old April 21st, 2014, 02:09 PM
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My year is complete. Everything is out of the bush, and ready to clean.
Just curious to see the type of year everyone had vs 2013.
2013 - 265 taps = 285 litres syrup
2014 - 280 taps = 165 litres
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Old April 21st, 2014, 08:54 PM
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Check out the post "syrup season status report"
It's all there for the season
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 08:50 PM
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Check out the post "syrup season status report"
It's all there for the season
I am aware, however I am curious as to the production in Ontario, so this is the reason for placing the topic in this location.
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I would say 65% of normal crop year with 50% being light, 10 % being medium, and the balance being Amber. I discarded all sap on three occasions mostly due to heavy rain but once due to warm weather.
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We are in Parry Sound.

Produced 80 percent of last years crop; but did it in 3 weeks vs 6.
Pitched a lot of sap the last weekend as it was yellowing and getting very cloudy.
Just brutal trying to walk in 3 feet of snow right to the end.
Season is over and there are still places you cant go even with snowshoes
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I am at 70% of last year's production, and all within the past three weeks. . . . with the majority of that since April 17.
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2012 - First time 10 taps and 1 turkey fryer - 169.5 litres of sap and made 4.2 litres of syrup.
2013 - 23 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 748.5 litres (197 gallons) of sap and 17.56 litres (4.6 gallons) of syrup
2014 - 25 taps, 2 turkey fryers - 485 litres (128 gallons) of sap and made 12 litres (3 gallons) of syrup
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I would say 65% of normal crop year with 50% being light, 10 % being medium, and the balance being Amber. I discarded all sap on three occasions mostly due to heavy rain but once due to warm weather.
I was the same I threw out a lot of sap
I can only go up to the cottage every few days but it would run and then get so hot it would spoil
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made 60 gallons last year. Made 5 gallons this year. If it wasn't those dam squirrels and bears eating my lines it was the warm weather and no cold nights. Most of the time wading in three feet of snow repairing lines or putting the barrels back up, bears would roll them down the hill. This year all on gravity, next year switching to vacuum to one big tank or pumped to the sugar house. Hopefully with the noise of the pump will scare the bears away or im loading up the shot gun and have a big bbq
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