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And it begins anew...
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Salmoneye    Posted 03-07-2004 at 13:09:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Trees started to run for real today...I only got 50 gallons of sap on 100 taps, but it sure was good to see a full drum of sap...

And, Away We Go...


Sid    Posted 03-07-2004 at 16:22:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am glad it looks good. Last year Randy, whom I haven't notice posting on here for awhile, sent me some real genuine maple syrup. Now days I look for the real stuff. I do not intend to buy anything but real maple syrup from now one no more of that imatation stuff for me. Thanks again Randy whereever you are.


Only For Randy...    Posted 03-07-2004 at 17:11:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Randy...

I believe...

He is around...I believe that...

Randy is One...I & I...

...


Salmoneye, Who Wishes He Would Post More And Lurk Less...




Ron,Ar    Posted 03-07-2004 at 15:36:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am pretty dang envious of you folks up there being able to do that. I find it fasinating to read about. Imagine that, something from trees besides pulpwood.


Ron,Ar    Posted 03-07-2004 at 15:36:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am pretty dang envious of you folks up there being able to do that. I find it fasinating to read about. Imagine that, something from trees besides pulpwood.


TimV    Posted 03-07-2004 at 14:27:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Up here in Northern NY, we're just getting started too. Snow has been so deep that it's been a bear to get things tapped. My brother is helping out a neighbor, and they've got 2000 of their 3000 buckets tapped, with the last thousand hopefully done by tomorrow. They're starting to drip, but still nothing to write home about.


Dang, Tim....    Posted 03-07-2004 at 17:05:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can not even imagine that many 'buckets'...We topped out in the mid 70's @ 1300 buckets, a Ford 9N with a 250 gallon gathering tank, and 4 unmotivated teen-agers...Amazing what we were able to do the year after our 'mentor' died...Seemed like the torch being passed...

3000 buckets?

You are better man than I , Ghunga Din...

Salmoneye, Who Has Worked His Butt Off To Get Away From Buckets... LMAO


Ron/PA    Posted 03-07-2004 at 13:35:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salmoneye, we're winding down here in Pennsyltucky. Wasn't a half bad year. Good luck.
Ron


Salmoneye    Posted 03-07-2004 at 13:45:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad you did well...I have been hearing from people in Mid NY and Mass that are not happy yet...My first boil last year was 3/10 so if I sweeten my pans tomorrow it will be 3 days earlier than last year...

Man...Piping to the shack has been labour intensive up-front, but it will save me all sorts of headaches and cleanup of the ruts in the lawn etc...Well worth the effort and money this year to be set for vacuum next year...

A dairy farmer friend down the road gave me an old DeLaval 73 last week...I will have that cleaned up and working by Fall and then be on line with 250 taps here next year...


SusieQ    Posted 03-07-2004 at 13:12:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you follow thru with all of the syrup making?
Sell it?


Salmoneye    Posted 03-07-2004 at 13:41:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes...

Last year was a 'ramping up' period for me...I took a couple decades off from making any money at it...This year I need to make back some of what I spent LOL

I will be posting pics in the near future of my operation...


you can sell    Posted 03-07-2004 at 16:12:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
a lot of it just on this board. Just say what you want for it, shipping and all, and I bet you will see the money come in. Line forms in back of me
REt


Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-07-2004 at 15:00:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'll take a free sample when you've worked out the cost.


deadcarp    Posted 03-07-2004 at 16:52:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh fern ya skinflint! I'll see his offer, double it & add postage! :):)


ron,ar    Posted 03-07-2004 at 17:04:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh yeah, that'll work, but what about the double your money back guarantee?


Salmoneye    Posted 03-07-2004 at 17:21:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I sell it...

I would be willing to give that guarantee...
I will conform to all of VT's grading rules...But those of us that know syrup will tell you that just cuz the grade is 'high' accordingt o the State does not mean that it has any flavour, body or substance...

Dang...I love Maple...

Salmoneye, Who, According To Popular Demand, Now Needs A Case Of 'Nips' To Ship Out For Samples...



Salmoneye    Posted 03-07-2004 at 17:16:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I sell it...

I would be willing to give that guarantee...
I will conform to all of VT's grading rules...But those of us that know syrup will tell you that just cuz the grade is 'high' accordingt o the State does not mean that it has any flavour, body or substance...

Dang...I love Maple...

Salmoneye, Who, According To Popular Demand, Now Needs A Case Of 'Nips' To Ship Out For Samples...



ron,ar    Posted 03-07-2004 at 17:03:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh yeah, that'll work, but what about the double your money back guarantee?


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