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04/02/18
April 2, 2018
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 6:45 pm

Cold Front and Snow.   The sap season has ground to a halt starting Saturday March 31.   Temps are in the upper 20’s/low 30’s (20 degrees below normal) and lows this week are expected to be in the single digits.  Today and tomorrow we are getting 6-12 inches of snow.  It will warm up after a week and then we can continue the season and hopefully get 2000 gallons of syrup if it doesn’t warm up too fast. . On Saturday we emptied all pickup tanks (temp was 30 in the morning and continued to drop all day and froze the slush to ice) and closed them down for now.  As of today we have made 1159 gallons of syrup from about 38,000 gallons of sap. Today Jim emptied the Harmon Woods small  dump tank on the sap wagon and turned off the heater.  No use spending money to heat the exchanger if no sap is expected for a week.  The harmon woods is running better than the home woods with almost 1 quart of syrup per tap to date.  .21 vs .17 /  gallon. Tomorrow I’m heading to Plum City to pickup my Chevy truck from Kent’s Auto.  Last Friday the fuel pump died in front of the the Legion Hall in Plum City.  Easter was April 1st and the spring elections are April 3rd.  No more sap news this week. 

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