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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2014, 10:09:57 AM »
Loggah-I am down south and this is the latest we have tapped and the trees will be budding out soon.  I hope you are able to get out and tap soon.
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2014, 05:03:07 PM »
Loggah, I'm with you. May not tap this year. There is still 2 to 3 feet of snow in the woods. Got more last night and I hear more is on the way yet. It is either cold or snowing or both. I haven't even broke my roads open yet. Why burn diesel fuel when it is too cold for the sap to run? I would have to open roads this year with my old 450 John Deere crawler/loader. That thing will really push snow. I guess we will see what next week brings. Last year there was a banner crop of syrup. This year you will probably see all the surplus used up. I just don't know what to do this time of year. It could turn warm and stay there or it could be cold till May. You just never know what Mother Nature has up her sleeve. lol

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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2014, 06:04:08 PM »
I,ve pretty much decided not to tap this year!! looks like the weather will be screwed up  until the middle of next week.That means maybe a 2 week season as i see it, because we all know by the beginning of May the snow will be all gone.My orchard is mostly all buckets and it is in the Pemigewasset river flood plain !!!! and the river is still frozen over, the scenario is a warm few days and a rain resulting in a ice out flood, sometime during this short sugaring season. With the snowcover we have its almost a shore thing !!! If i was on high ground i probably would still tap out but it just isn't worth it in the flood plain. :'(
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2014, 07:44:12 PM »
Operations down here on buckets,aren't happy either.If you don't get them dumped it's split time.Sap ran just a little yesterday an over night.I boiled in 210 gals.Only thing I can say good about this yr is it seems sweet.
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2014, 08:17:30 AM »
finally collected some sap, This time last year had 14 gallons made, Have not even fired evaporator yet,Will do that today as its gonna get real cold again, Only good thing about this weather is we are still working timber and they are letting us truck mornings, Its been so cold that we had to put off a spring snow goose hunt up Chazy New York way because the birds are weeks behind, Good luck to all maple making.

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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2014, 11:10:17 PM »
We have an Urban Forestry forum, how about an Urban Maple Syrup forum  :D. 2 taps out with 5 gal joint compound buckets, 100yds south of the Boston city line. I boil it up on the kitchen stove as it comes in. Hoping to get a bit more that a quart of syrup from 2 small trees in the back lot. I lost my 4' dbh sugar maple last year to progressive decline. I used to put 3 buckets on it and get about a gallon of syrup in a good year. Still some of the best syrup ever. Is there a grade lighter than Light Amber. If so I had it.
I can sometimes start tapping in early Feb. This year, not until the first week of March. With the loss of our big tree last year, I had to buy syrup for the first time in 20 years. Hopefully the new youngsters will carry me in the future. My 20 year old son at college in VT is so used to it that he wants to tap a tree on the college property and boil it up in the dorm kitchen. I say, go for it.
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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2014, 09:21:54 PM »
tell him to tap it way high! high enough that only sap can get in the pail. college kids are known for pranks and general disrespect.

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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2014, 07:10:27 AM »
It is zero here this morning. I have talked to some bigger producers 2,000 to 6,000 taps and they haven't done much. One who has 3,000 taps says he only gathered about 600 gallons of sap so far. I have a feeling being a late easter this year the season will be late also. I am going to see if my old crawler/loader will fire up and go forward and backward and steer left and right. If so I will open my roads. The season may not be lost yet.

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Re: Maple syrup any one on here making it making it
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2014, 12:40:12 PM »
have made a little over a gallon so far! looking forward to this warm weather for a big run!!!

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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2014, 07:54:22 PM »
Spring is here and sugaring is over here in ma. wasn't the greatest yr,I'm at 50% of a regular yr. The sugar content was good tho so I made some light syrup and have a 1/2 a wood shed to fill back up.
Now it time to get going on some TSI work till mud season is over.
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