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  1. #1
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    Default Early start to the sugar season?

    I heard from a few folks (in s/w New Hampshire) that they're already collecting sap - anyone else noticing an early start to the sugaring season?

    Another by-product of this wacky winter!

    pf

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    Default Re: Early start to the sugar season?

    If that's the case, it could be a very long season of boiling sugar. Do you think I should bother getting my snowmobile started?

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    Default Re: Early start to the sugar season?

    I picked a great year to get a sled.. I'm also seeing LOTS of them along the side of the road with For Sale signs!

    I'm cautiously optimistic that the madness will end soon - I'd like to think the machine I just purchased actually works.

    pf

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    Default Re: Early start to the sugar season?

    I've heard of a couple of sugarmakers tapping now and making syrup. Around here everyone is still in the early stages. Some of the bigger producers are checking lines etc. These guys are usually the ones who get the Feb. runs because most of there lines are up and ready for March.
    Now us bucket folks with no lines and no vacum pumps usually wait for the 1st of March. Hopefully we get some snow and cold weather shortly. People say we only need 3 weeks of freezing weather to get the trees ready to go.
    Here' hoping!!!!!!
    Al
    Pumpkin Village Settlement
    NH 1720
    Algiers 24x66 Evaporator
    10x26 sugar house
    120 taps
    and a big smile!
    U.S. Navy retired. (1997)

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    Default Re: Early start to the sugar season?

    I was thinking this may be a year (shudder) without maple syrup here in SE NH. WE have had no appreciable cold spell yet. Yesterday and today were near freezing but that is about it for cold. The pond out front has not even had skim ice yet.

    Me and my 5 sugar maples may sit this year out.

    Phil

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    Default Re: Early start to the sugar season?

    Quote Originally Posted by psuedofarmer
    I picked a great year to get a sled.. I'm also seeing LOTS of them along the side of the road with For Sale signs!

    pf
    Mornin pf,
    Yep, I cant remember when I have seen that many sleds along the roadside for sale

    You just gotta believe
    scotty

    ,,,course,,it is gas,and gas is,,well,gas,,so,,but it kills the @#$$ oughta them yellow jackets,,,thingy

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