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Life in the north Kountry
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Les    Posted 02-27-2004 at 03:50:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

These are half of my grandchildren. Sorry, it's a picture of pictures.
Paige on the left is 6. Parker on the right is 9. This was a couple weeks ago at the Kanc Rec Area in Lincoln, NH.

Ron,ar    Posted 02-27-2004 at 07:54:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
good looking kids,they appear to be having fun. Whats that white stuff they are on, you paint the grass white?
ron,ar who don't see sneaux much.:^)

dead-let me splains it    Posted 02-27-2004 at 08:20:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
You see ron, sneaux's a funny thing: every fall up here, it'll get cloudy and then sneaux comes fritterin outa the sky. In warm weather they store sneaux in flakes so it takes more room (unlike here, they have room up there. in fact space is their most abundant crop and you know what they say about room and space -no that was room and board - never mind) anyway, the sneaux fritters down and generally makes a noosance of itself but kids love it. so they pack it into sneauxballs and make sneauxforts and sneauxmen and snigloos and carve it into kid-pretties and melt it into their mittens, then whine because they have no dry clothes but by then it's dark and 20 below and there's school tomorrow and a person would hafta be daft to send a kid out in this weather anyway. so we set their alarm, tuck them safely into bed, stuff the brandy flask in our coat pocket and go trudging off with a sack of firewood to the fish-house, hoping the neighbor lady already has the fire started. winters get long around here. :)

ron,ar    Posted 02-27-2004 at 10:16:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
well why didn't ya say seaux the first time?

Alias    Posted 02-27-2004 at 07:27:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les, if the other half looks as good as these two, you got yourself a fine crop of offsprings. Gives ya a feeling like no other don't it?.......gfp

Cindi    Posted 02-27-2004 at 05:23:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good mornin' Les! What cuties. Where's the other half?

Salmoneye    Posted 02-27-2004 at 04:01:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mornin Les...

Nice pics...

Everyone tapped out over there?...I'll be tapping this weekend...

Butch    Posted 02-27-2004 at 05:15:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in OH I see some taps in but have not seen any steam from the shacks yet. Nice looken kids Les.

Les    Posted 02-27-2004 at 04:04:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Saw lots of taps out yesterday. Can't believe it's run much yet. Looks like there might be a run over the weekend. Spostabe warmer.
I must say, since we got over that wicked cold spell, this winter has been pretty nice. Haven't seen a cloud in the sky for days and the logging has been just about perfect.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-27-2004 at 04:13:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ayuh...The weather has been about as good as it gets in February...

I have no wells around my trees and the frost is still deep...I doubt I will see much of a run, but in any case it will be 'tree-top' so I wouldn't boil it, and my pan is not back anyway...

Looked at my calendar and my first boil wasn't till 2nd week of March last year...

Went and bought 100 of the 'tree-saver' taps yesterday...Going to try em and see if they are as good as everyone says...

Les    Posted 02-27-2004 at 04:14:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are those the little skinny ones?

Salmoneye    Posted 02-27-2004 at 04:19:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
The 'tree-savers' are 5/16...The older ones needed a 7/16 hole...

The new ones people are experimenting with for vacuum only are 3/16 and stainless...Calling those 'micro-spouts'...

Les    Posted 02-27-2004 at 04:24:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
We still have a bunch of the old cast iron spiles around.

Ayuh...    Posted 02-27-2004 at 04:26:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a couple hundred myself...Probably end up selling em out of the shack once I get ready for customer traffic...Need a bigger shack first LOL

Here is an article about the micro-spouts...

Patria    Posted 02-27-2004 at 04:56:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice looking kids, Les..
Are they each wearing different kind of 'shoes'?
Somebody was telling days ago that she would go snowshoeing, thought about checking it out to learn what she meant, but didn't. Might as well do it now.

Les    Posted 02-27-2004 at 09:42:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Granddaughter is skating, grandson is skiing. You hadda be pullin my laig werncha?

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