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03/11/15
March 11, 2015
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 6:34 pm

Weather remained warm with highs close to 60 degrees that last 2 days.   Almost all of the snow is now melted.  One week ago the high was 10 degrees.  Now we are hoping of a cool down so the sap flow can start. On March 10th Bruce finished tapping the home woods except for the island.  There was around 15 gallons of sap in the tank.  Brent walked the black drain lines off the hills in the Harmon woods to make sure they were in good condition.  He found one location where a tree had fallen onto the line and it had to be chainsawed off.  On Tuesday Nite Brad and Dave participated in a meet the vendor nite in Lakeville MN.  We sold $186 of syrup and had a fun time meeting our customers from CHC.    Today brent reported that the sap is dribbling along since we had a light freeze last nite - 29 degrees for about an hour -  The home woods is now all tapped and the tank has about 125 gallons of sap. (on a good running day we get over 1000 gallons so this means the trees aren’t quite ready yet).   Brent is available to tap the big woods (Harmon Woods)   after 3:30 pm thursday and 2:30pm on Friday.  Dave, Bruce, Jim and possibly Brad will be tapping on Friday. We should be able to finish tapping by Sunday - approximately 4500-5000 taps.   Based on the current forecast there is a cool down starting next wednesday so that is when the hard work pays off.       

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