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04/03/16
4/3/2016
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Posted by: @ 8:02 pm

After yesterdays return to February weather (high of 33 and 30-40mph winds) the weather warmed to 62 today after an overnite freeze.   We were hoping for additional sap and we started getting it today.   Hopefully this will be a good grade B and that the trees have not turned which would give the syrup a sharp bitter taste.  Jim checked the home woods and there was 300 gallons in the tank at 12:30pm  so we knew  we had sap.   After finishing up the floor on the granary project Jim, Dave, Brent, Kevin, Quinn and Mike headed to the harmon woods to pickup sap from the 457 bags.  We picked up 400 gallons from the trees that were running yet and we removed about two thirds of the bags and spiles from the trees that were done giving us their sap.  Their job was done for the year and we were thankful for their effort. We loaded up the spreader and Jim hauled the hangars/spiles  back to his farm to start cleaning them in his dishwasher. At about 5 pm Jim was advised by Jason Pittman that he was picking up a load of sap from the Harmon Woods - should be about 2,000 gallons.   It’s supposed to freeze again tonite so we should have a good run tomorrow also. As of today we have about 49,000 gallons of sap and 1300 gallons of syrup. Pittman has only made 50 gallons of B so far this year so the quality has been exceptional.  We need more B since many of our customers like the strong maple taste. 

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