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04/18/15
4/18/2015
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I was out of the country on business so haven’t had access to do a final sugaring season  update.  Weiss Woods  ended up with 1029 gallons of maple syrup made from 39,478 gallons of maple sap.  This year spring came earlier - sap collection was 3/14 to 4/5 while last year it was from 3/27 to 4/19 -  a full 2 weeks earlier. Sugar content was down 5% to 2.24%,  total sap collection was down 35% and Maple Syrup produced was down 39%.  2015 turned out to be an average year after 2 years of above average production.  The plastic bags produced about 5,000 of sap - 11.7 gallons per tap vs about 7 gallons per tap on the tube lines.  Bags have usually produced more sap per tap.   For the equipment cleanup last weekend the new LLC members along with Kevin and Jim picked up the slack since Dave, Brent and Bruce were not available.     Dave was in China,  Brent had a baseball tournament  (his is the assistant Plum City High School Coach) and Bruce has to start  his recovery process from a cancer diagnosis made early April.  Bruce is a key member of the WW team and we all wish him a speedy recovery.   Jim and Eric untapped the home woods 4/6 and 4/7,  Brad detapped a thousand + in the harmon woods on 4/10 and the rest of the cleanup was done on 4/11. 

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