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@ 7:56 pm
Nature had it’s april fools day joke with a high of 78 degrees today and thunderstorms tonite. It’s supposed to cool off by Friday so hopefully there will be a final run of sap. We are currently have collected about 36,000 gallons of maple sap so it appears we won’t be close to last years total of 61,000 gallons.
Yesterday, Jim, Bruce, Brent and Dave picked up 600 gallons of bag sap. The signs that the season is nearing the end are starting to appear - millers or beetles trying to get in the sap, gigantic mosquitos starting to bite and we heard 2 croaks from the frogs starting to come out of the frozen mud of the pond. So far we have picked up about 4,600 gallons from 425 taps from the bags. The tube lines have run about 7 gallons per tap so far this season and the sap bag taps about 11 gallons per tap. That is why we like the sap bags - we always get more per tap.
Jim took care of things today and got the on hand sap (about 1500 gallons) delivered before the hot weather could damage it. Next year we are looking at getting video monitors for the Harmon holding tanks or sap bags, a 600 gallon tank for the Schwan’s truck and to redo another section of the Harmon woods.
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