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4/4/2016
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Posted by: @ 7:24 pm

The 2016 Sugaring season is officially over after Jim received the call from Greg Pittman today.  Once again it was proven that if the frogs are croaking in the  Harmon Woods pond the sap season is done.  They were croaking quite loud yesterday so it didn’t surprise me that the season is officially over.  The sap will continue to run with the cold weather this week but the trees have turned so if the sap is processed it will have an off flavor.   It was one of the first times that the season extended 3 months - late Feb, March and early April.  Today Jim started unhooking the lines to the  home woods tank and pulled some taps.   I expect we’ll get everything done by this coming Saturday.  Overall I would say this was an average year for sugar content  2.25 ( 1 basis point better than last year)   and output (1200 gallons of syrup made with 47,000 gallons of sap).. Ratio of sap needed for one gallon of syrup was 39 to 1 this year.  

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