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04/08/17
April 8, 2017
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 6:56 pm

We finished up everything today for the 2017 sugaring season. Now it’s time to relax for a few days. . Jim, Vinnie and Dave finished pulling taps and spiles from the Harmon Woods - Jim appears to have fully recovered from his hip surgery last fall since he went down into the deep ravine NW of the shed and made it out by crawling on his hand and knees.    Jim, Brent, Vinnie and Brent rolled up the harmon woods drain lines onto a spool.  We left 4 posts where the pickup tanks were so we know where to place the tanks next year.  Next year we are planning to put vacuum systems in place to help us monitor the woods for leaks,  clean out all of the sap from the tube lines when runs are done and at the end of the season and to also to increase sap flow when the weather conditions are not ideal.  Jim plans to take the home woods sap tank wagon down to pittmans and they will setup the zero milk tank to hold the vacuum.  We’ll have to come up with a plan for the Harmon Woods though.  We will also continue to redo the tube lines by removing old drops and adding in new trees.  We have about 2 years worth of work yet to complete this. 

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