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Maple Sap Strike, Salmoneye relax!!
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Ron/PA    Posted 03-17-2003 at 09:11:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well after a record day yesterday, we had a maple tree strike, seems the union insists on the day off for the first weather day of spring! The flow has stopped, and I have some time to re-group for the next round. Kettle cooking presents it's own brand of problems when the flow is heavy.
Later
Ron


Salmoneye    Posted 03-17-2003 at 16:21:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I maybe got another 30 gallons of sap today, so I sweetened the pans...I was THIS close...Another 10 gallons of sap and I could have drawn off maybe 2 gallons...As it sits, I will get the dang thing barely fired next run before I have to draw off...Hate that...

;-)

You gotta get away from that kettle...Bascoms is all out of barrel evaps this time of year, but they will have lots by summer I bet...


Red Dave - Hey Ron....    Posted 03-17-2003 at 09:41:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you get a view of the Susquehanna during your day? Wondering whether there is any ice cover left up around Sunbury?


Ron/PA    Posted 03-17-2003 at 09:48:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Red, right now the Susquehanna is clear around Sunbury, north of here there is some ice but not much, and the last I was down to Clarks Ferry, the Ice jam was out of eyesight!
If I see any change I'll yell
Later
Ron


Red Dave    Posted 03-17-2003 at 12:01:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Ron. The river forcast center is calling for a nice flow increase over the next few days as the upriver snowpack melt gets into high gear. Maybe 200,000 cfs down here. Not enough to cause any problems unless there is a lot of upriver ice that comes along with it. Looks like a nice spring runoff.


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