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@ 10:14 pm
Kevin Weiss sent out the following note April 9th.
It looks like the sap season has come to a close, so we need to make time this weekend to close shop. Jim and Eric have already taken the bags down and de-tapped the Home Woods, so targeting Saturday to try to wrap this up. Dave, Bruce and Brent are all unavailable, so hoping most can make it.
- De-tap the Harmon Woods (we’ll leave the new clear spiles on at this time and remove/swap out this fall/winter with new clear spiles for next year. Also leave taps hanging to help evaporate sap still in lines)
- Pickup and wash tanks
- Rollup and store the black line
- Pack up and store bag hangers, pump, etc
- Appreciation happy hour and dinner to follow
Start at 9 on Saturday 4/11. Let me know if you can make it. Kevin Weiss
Jim Weiss made the following notes
4/5 Easter Sunday. Pulled 140 bags off in PM and started washing sap hangers at Dad’s. Dave’s gone to China for 2 weeks.
4/6 AM - pulled spiles along road in home woods, bill hill, south hill and middle island . Pulled off another load of bags at harmons. Eric couldn’t make it - vehicle in shop
4/7 Quinn and I pulled remaining bags and drove the tractor home. Eric arrived at 1:30 and I take him to the top of SW hill. He pulls around to oak knob and I help finish west hill. home woods done. starts to rain at 5:30pm
4/8 Took Check to Bank from SFB - unhooked lines and pulled storage tank/wagon from home woods - pumped up wagon tires, washed storage tank on wagon, tractor and tractor 150 gallon transfer tank. Quinn and I hooked rhino to trailer and picked up the 1500 galllon dump tank at Harmons along with 2 ladders, 2 brooms and the pump. Quinn helped remove the transfer tank from the tractor and placed it on the wagon and we put away the wagon and tanks in the hay mow. Finished washing sap holders (425)
4/9 Finished packing sap bag holders - washed tractor, 325g spreader tank and plastic 5 gallon pickup pails. Eric couldn’t make it today.
4/10 Washed truck 425 gallon tank and one 1500 gallon tank. Brad pulled taps at harmons all day.
4/11 Jim & Quinn burned the sap bags and found a tap that still needed pulling in the home woods. Jim, Quinn, Kevin, Michael, Eric put away storage tanks and spreader in the new building. Jim, Quinn, Michael, Eric, Kevin,Vinny pulled up the two 1500 gallon pickup tanks and rolled the drain hose onto the spool at Harmons. Jim washed the tanks at home while the others pulled taps at Harmons - finished by 3pm. Thank God and Mom. Also Bruce stopped by in the PM and checked up on us.
4/15 - put away the pump motor and health spiles.
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