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Old March 6th, 2016, 06:27 PM
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Beautiful to be able to tap without snowshoes for a change. Hope the low snow cover doesn't shorten the season.
I thought we were going to have a year like that also
I'm not too far from you 30km north of Lachute
We tapped 110 today and have 3-4 feet of snow
we had almost nothing 3 weeks ago
Took me 5 hours yesterday to dig a path 1/2 a km from the house to the sugar shack
then about 10 hours of snowshoeing over 2 days
The wife and I are bushed tonight
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Old March 7th, 2016, 02:35 PM
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Beautiful to be able to tap without snowshoes for a change. Hope the low snow cover doesn't shorten the season.
Hey Bryan, I haven't been out to Ompah all winter but I always get lots of snow. Now you got me wonderin'.
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Old March 7th, 2016, 10:39 PM
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You will likely be dealing with a heavier snow pack in that area Chuck but it seems to be dropping fast. Last couple of days have been disappointing for gravity systems but I'm sure the vac systems are pulling in lots of sap.
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Old March 7th, 2016, 10:52 PM
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Yeah I was planning to be up and running by the 14th but decided to go up earlier (10th) just to see what's what.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 10:13 PM
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Things seem to waking up pretty good, had 47 gallons yesterday, and 94 gallons today.

Now it's time to start boiling it down.
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Old March 9th, 2016, 04:38 PM
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Only thing worse than buckets is buckets in the pouring rain.


Oh... wait! Burned pan is worse. Guess I'm good after all.
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Does anybody tap red maple? And does it look they are already budding? I hope I am just seeing things
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Old March 10th, 2016, 08:22 AM
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Only thing worse than buckets is buckets in the pouring rain.


Oh... wait! Burned pan is worse. Guess I'm good after all.
Well the day was going great yesterday, got the pans boiling by 7am, got my storage tote out of the ice and all cleaned up, 3 stainless tables moved into the sugar shack.
Then I did it, killed it all in 5 minutes-110 gallons of boil into a burnt pan and a super mess.
Told the wife we have now 5 gallons of Crème brûlée tasting liquid that I have no idea of what do with it.
The upside of the day was another 67 gallons of collection, and I found a bucket with a hole in the bottom.
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