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Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: upstateNY] #7815157
03/07/23 05:36 PM
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local brothers here have made around 300 gallons so far

Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: Turtledale] #7815162
03/07/23 05:41 PM
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Fountain, MN
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Originally Posted by Turtledale
^^ looks like your little helper is on the job. Way to go Dad


Best darn bucket washing helper I have! She's not even 2 yet but I'm excited to introduce her to all of our outdoor traditions, I figure it's best to start em young.

Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7815166
03/07/23 05:47 PM
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The run Is on. Around here we will probably collect thru the month of March might even get Into April. All depends on the weather.


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Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7815429
03/07/23 11:25 PM
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Collected my first batch of sap this afternoon. Will be lighting a fire in the cooker tomorrow morning.


"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways,totally worn out,shouting...
Wow-What a ride!"
Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824432
03/19/23 10:46 AM
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How's it going for the rest of you? Been on and off here with the cold weather. First batch was on 3-7 and the second on 3-17. Will probably only do one more batch this week. Here's a picture of my second batch. [Linked Image]


"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways,totally worn out,shouting...
Wow-What a ride!"
Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824437
03/19/23 10:54 AM
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It is Maple Sugar weekend here in NH

Most of the Sugar Shacks in the State are open for tours.

It's a great time for shack hopping


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Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: JD Nichols] #7824438
03/19/23 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by JD Nichols
How's it going for the rest of you? Been on and off here with the cold weather. First batch was on 3-7 and the second on 3-17. Will probably only do one more batch this week. Here's a picture of my second batch. [Linked Image]


Good looking syrup JD. I was up your way to my place last weekend right after the snow. Seen few trees tapped along the way up. I decided not to do syrup this year but been watching for additions to this post.
Thank for sharing. My home tree been dripping off and on since Christmas.

Mac


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Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824441
03/19/23 10:58 AM
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Had a great experience at one shack years ago...

My wife and I hit it off with the old guy at his sugar shack in Canterbury...when there was a lull in the foot traffic

He lifted up a floor plank..where he hid his Apple Jack from his wife.

And I had a couple glasses with him

I staggered out of that place...lol


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Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824445
03/19/23 11:06 AM
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This coming week looks like it'll be good. 40s during the day and below freezing at night. Got a jug of first light from a local shack last week. Good stuff!!

Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: Nessmuck] #7824458
03/19/23 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Had a great experience at one shack years ago...

My wife and I hit it off with the old guy at his sugar shack in Canterbury...when there was a lull in the foot traffic

He lifted up a floor plank..where he hid his Apple Jack from his wife.

And I had a couple glasses with him

I staggered out of that place...lol


What a great story. Ain't America great?!


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Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824472
03/19/23 11:51 AM
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Yup....them Evaporators are used for more than just boiling sap....lol


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Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824475
03/19/23 12:02 PM
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Sap's flowing faster than I can boil it here. Holding barrels are full, I have been using the fresh stuff from the trees just to keep up. Probably need to get an evaporator, just don't want to spend the $$.

Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824477
03/19/23 12:04 PM
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Got in 290 taps and buckets yesterday. Currently 23 degrees. lol. As stated will run most of week. Plus looks good here til third week of April. By then we are willing to call it quits. Good luck to everyone.

Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824500
03/19/23 12:43 PM
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My friends have made 35 gallons of syrup so far. And they figure they should get al least 3 more collects. I took a break from It this year.


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Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824527
03/19/23 01:31 PM
03/19/23 01:31 PM
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A lot of taps will go in this week here in Northern Wisconsin.

Chris


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Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: Hodagtrapper] #7824724
03/19/23 07:16 PM
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We are running about 900 taps and we have been collecting for about 16 days. We are a somewhere between 4500 and 5K of sap. Don't know how much more. This was a better March than last year for us. Last year 80% of our sap came the first 10 days in April. Tough trying to collect on Friday with 30 mph wind and 22 degrees. It ran the warm night before and we wanted to get as many buckets collected as possible before everything froze up real hard. Flat tires, frozen pumps and icing up all morning, but we got 850 gallons out of the woods. Sugar still upper 2s and even some 3s yet.

Bryce

Re: When does the maple tapping start? [Re: beaverpeeler] #7824856
03/19/23 09:41 PM
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I finished up a few weeks ago. Got my year supply

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