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Re: Maple Syrup
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2015, 08:09:50 PM »
ok the 6 inches turned out to be 26 inches. I am a little tired of winter!! :'(

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« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2015, 08:19:19 PM »
cbla, that is crazy, I really feel bad for you folks up that way, we had high winds and cold air but at least no more of the white stuff
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« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2015, 08:27:29 PM »
thanks Bob! I had 3 ft of snow on the ground at the camp last week now with these last 2 storms add another 40 inches to that.

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« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2015, 02:33:36 PM »
Sap is finally starting to drip hopefully things will pick up soon.

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« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2015, 07:15:14 PM »
cbla this is about the strangest March weather that I can remember having in a long time. Maybe everything will turn to the better, it has to doesn't it. Bob
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« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2015, 09:21:37 PM »
According to the "weather guessers" the sap should break loose tomorrow and should be good runs through Friday.

Could end up with several thousand gallons of sap!  Here's hopin'!
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« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2015, 11:58:12 AM »
Bob it sure is! 8 inches of the white stuff came down last night. It is calling for highs of around 45 later this week so hopefully that is a good sign

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« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2015, 01:40:47 PM »
Weather forcast changed, (imagine that)  it's not supposed to get very warm this week, just above freezing.

So...... there won't be a lot of sap.
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« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2015, 05:22:10 PM »
Chuck, that's what happened to us last week. I am holding my fingers crossed that the forecast does not change this week.

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« Reply #49 on: March 29, 2015, 10:56:23 PM »
We had a couple of lines that RAN today, but the rest just dripped.

Right now we have about 150 gallons in the barrels, so we'll gather tomorrow afternoon!

By then, we should have around 300-400 gallons, depends a lot on the wind.
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