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Posted by: @ 7:19 pm

Happy St. Patricks Day.  No sap has been collected this week since we are in a transition to winter again.  About 2 inches of rain has fallen so there is plenty of moisture for the trees to use to draw up the sugar from their roots.  There was also a lot of wind so there was some branches knocked down and a dead tree had fallen over one of our sap pickup trails in the Harmon Woods plus a panel had blown off the corn bin.  Jim and Brent had to cut some trees up that had fallen in the Home Woods onto the black line and blocked the trail.  There was about 25 gallons of sap in the tank so they scrubbed out the tank and let the sap run onto the ground. The cold front has come so there is hope for an extended maple sap run.  the hi today was 42 after a low of 32 overnight and tonite the low should be 27 .  Over the next week we are expecting hi’s in the 40’s so the tap holes should stay open for the foreseeable future.  Tomorrow we are planning to pickup sap from the bags since Bruce reported that there was about a gallon of sap in each bag.  I’m also delivering to Plum City 12 plywood boards and 10 2″ styrofoam sheets to be used for our granary project.  We are redoing the granary so we can have an adult clubhouse for use during the sap season and deer hunting.   Lexi wants it done by April 30th so she can have her all night prom party there.   

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