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Any maple tappers, with results this year?
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Haycreeker    Posted 04-18-2002 at 15:52:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Curious to know if any folks out there had good results with maple sugaring this year. Northeast minnesota here,,,,, thanks for any input.

SingleMommy    Posted 04-20-2002 at 02:55:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Father-in-law said he had a really good year this year. He is in Vermont. I took the kids to visit him so they could watch on boiling day. It smelled SO good in the sugar house!

screaminghollow    Posted 04-18-2002 at 20:53:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
We tap a few trees for home use. and the season for maple is way over. We just made some birch syrup last week Birch sap doesn't run until the leaves start to push.
We also made some syrup from black walnut sap. very buttery sweet, thick and honey yellow.

Spence    Posted 04-18-2002 at 19:00:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't say on the production, but I always buy the late stuff anyway. It's the #2 grade. Lot more maple taste and a little thicker. Chefs at exclusive joints use it for cooking I heard, what a waste I think.

I always rib my supplier with the same joke every season. "Hey Moe, that stuff you sold me tastes like creosote". Thats Caus I tell him he's bin tapin telephone poles.

DeadCarp    Posted 04-18-2002 at 18:47:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
A couple around Central Mn (by Vergas) sells little bottles of maple stuff all around the local gas stations, they seem to have plenty & they aren't complaining. I'll ask next time I catch them - their treelot's out by Wolf Lake.

Sammie    Posted 04-18-2002 at 18:13:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
A question - How do you keep Maple trees from dripping? I know this is alittle sideways on topic but I have 4 of them right outside of my front door. Hadn't even though to ask here what to do about it.


Les...fortunate    Posted 04-18-2002 at 16:02:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just heard a report on the radio today that here in NH and VT, the harvest was at least average if not a little above and the quality was very good. Last year was a very poor year so this was a welcome change.
When I was a kid, we were still sugaring at this time of year, very often. Certainly not this year! Yesterday the temp was 93o.

Haycreeker    Posted 04-18-2002 at 17:11:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Didn't really seem to start running here until it got too warm, the old saying is to pull the taps when the frogs start singing.

PCC-AL    Posted 04-18-2002 at 16:32:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's some weather, Les. It was 91 today at 3:00 pm. I thought we had just about everybody else beat, except the folks south of me.

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