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03/25/15
March 25,2015
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 8:12 pm

Yesterday was a big sap run.   Quinn, Jim, Dave and Brent picked up about 1200 gallons from the 400 sap bags.  Approximately 5-10% of the bags were running over.  We had to hold the bag sap in the holding tanks otherwise the pickup tanks would have run over.   Jim drove over the loader tractor today and emptied the tanks since Pittmans had picked up 2500 gallons of sap at 8am today.  Jim took down 3 tankers from the home woods  also yesterday and 2 more today.    Jim and Dave took down the last home woods tanker at 9pm and it was just starting to snow when we were coming back.  After todays pickup we are over 20,000 gallons of maple sap and 530 gallons of maple syrup.  Sugar content is down from last year at about 2.2%.  There was another 2-3 inches of snow last nite in addition to the 4 inches on Sunday nite.   There is plenty of moisture to keep the sap flowing so all we need is the temperatures to stay cool to go for another record year.     

Tomorrow we are planning to pickup the blue sap bags starting at noon since they should be filled up with sap.  We need to empty them before the sap begins running hard again.  Bruce is taking vacation on thursday and friday  so we should have about 4 guys to get it done.  I’m taking a 1/2 day of vacation. 
Everything is working good so far this year. 
    

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