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Re: Maple sugaring 2021
« Reply #480 on: May 02, 2021, 08:55:37 AM »
Same here as to the firewood, Ed.

We only burned 3 face-cords of sugar wood!

We've been cleaned up for over a month now!

Poor year, but still enjoyable!
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Re: Maple sugaring 2021
« Reply #481 on: May 02, 2021, 10:56:27 AM »
We used about 14 skids of firewood, but all softwood from the sawmill. I will replenish the firewood as I go through the year, looks like fill be sawing more hardwood this year so that will make a difference. 
We are down about 30% on our syrup. Could have been boiling all last week if the season hadnít ended at Easter. We had snow Friday afternoon 
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Re: Maple sugaring 2021
« Reply #482 on: May 03, 2021, 08:42:01 AM »
Last year we made 190 gallons, and this year we made 88 gallons!  ::)
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Re: Maple sugaring 2021
« Reply #483 on: May 03, 2021, 12:37:06 PM »
We ended up with a slightly above decent year. Just over 1 quart of syrup per tap on 230 taps. 
We are at 1200 ft and have trees on all aspects except true north.  Do about 5 different stops through the neighborhood.  We put 1 bucket per tree and that works well for us. I've been picking and choosing trees over the last 10 years and have abandoned some and picked up diff trees somewhere else. Buckets are fun because you actually learn which trees produce year to year, its pretty consistent.  
Had a great year. Pretty quiet in the sugarhouse this year not many guests. But means I boiled faster!


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