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Old March 1st, 2018, 01:35 AM
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Collect the sap before it goes bad they say. Make sure it's cold they say. Collect daily they say.
If I was hauling 300 gal out of the bush I wouldn't be complaining but its been 100 or less each hauling.
Same tear up the earth results with spoil the sap weather. Mother weather has thrown a curve ball this year....wet and warm....wet and cold...wet and snow...wet and fog...wet and sunny...wet and wet and wet and rain.
The tractor is not having a clean month and the ground is destroyed!

I'll post pics later....but I have to worn you the pics are dirty so don't let the children see them!!!
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Old March 1st, 2018, 06:46 AM
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Like my grandfather used to say. If you want your yields to be great, then it is mud you’re going to hate.
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Old March 1st, 2018, 07:10 AM
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They do not call it mud season for no reason!
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Old March 1st, 2018, 05:35 PM
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Old March 1st, 2018, 06:51 PM
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Mud, where? I don't see any mud. You did park your quad in a small puddle of water though!
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Old March 5th, 2018, 10:41 PM
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This is a dry day. Coming down the hill and watching the AG tires bring the river of slop along is a sight to see. A video will do it justice. 16 inch ruts! Trailer axel grabbing everything on the ground.
I can't complain too much though, I never get stuck but it's not my preferred method for gathering sap.
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Old March 6th, 2018, 08:22 PM
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Maple season and mud season go hand and hand!
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Old March 7th, 2018, 08:52 AM
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Looks pretty darn familiar to me Bexley. As a matter of fact I just put the disk on the tractor yesterday, adjusted it for max cut and worked over my sap roads and field. I'll let that settle and do it again, then blade it down and sow fescue. This is the worse mud season I have seen. I was lucky we had enough dry spell I could at least start on it, I was surprised how well the ruts cut out. I have an adjustable disk with good cutters and I can roll some dirt with it.
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I don't dare use a tractor or atv in my little sugarbush right now, i'm gathering in hip boots and lugging it to the shantey. Everything is pretty close so its not to bad. It makes me appreciate the family farm, I was gathering in glorified tennis shoes earlier this week up there. We never have any issues up there getting around as long as we stay in the upper part of the woods. All gravel under the topsoil.
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Old March 16th, 2018, 07:48 AM
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Wow. You guys are complaining about spring problems. I am envious right now. Still 2 feet of snow in the bush with -16 degree overnight temps for the weekend forecast locally. Looking forward to wearing rubber boots instead or Arctic boots.
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