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Post by thegawd » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:05 pm

I see we have a few days that dip below freezing coming up... since the buds have opened are they going to be damaged? and is there any point in tapping again or would it be nutty?
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Post by WLLady » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:03 pm

yeah, our buds are open too. i'm not going to bother, never had any luck with the sap returning to sugary because the sugar has all been used as energy to grow those buds. i don't think the buds will be harmed, we usually get a few frosts after they've opened in the spring....they're pretty tough trees. apples and pears and cherries though, not so much....i noticed yesterday my forsythia is trying to bloom
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Post by thegawd » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:29 pm

thats what I thought... thanks!
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Post by Bakers Backyard » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:57 pm

finally a bit more sap ran today in my region. Haven't hardly got anything in over a week. I collected around 30 gallons or so from my 54 taps and it was still running. Funny though, some running very well, some hardly running at all.
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Post by TomK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:21 pm

BB...i ran only 15 taps but it started again yesterday..its nice and i got about 15 gallons of sap today...boiled a bit down and its fine syrup...i pulled three of the taps and will shut it all down on wednesday i think...
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Post by WLLady » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:54 am

i've heard that eastern ontario is looking at near record runs for sap this year! that's great! we had 2 good days of run here...then buddy. LOL. someone flipped the lightswitch down here. buds are red and going to break open any day now i think.
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Post by thegawd » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:03 am

the buds here have already opened! sap is running out the holes down the tree and dosent taste good.
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Post by Bakers Backyard » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:11 pm

I don't know about record year... it better get good quick for that to happen! So far nothing great, but there's still time to redeem itself before its all over.
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Post by WLLady » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:16 am

Al-that taste is buddy.now that you know it you wont ever forget it lol. Its just "not for syrup" lol
very short season. Glad you and the kids got to try some this year!
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Post by thegawd » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:24 am

im so glad we did it to! iv wanted to do it for years. were almost out :-( but is sooooo goooooood and thanks for everyones help! cant wait to do it again now that I somewhat know what im doing. LOL.
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