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04/06/18
April 6, 2018
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 4:56 pm

Record cold high today (23F) and will be record low cold tonite  - about 5 degrees.  The wind was gusting to 35 mph and the snow was blowing across the roads.  APRIL???    Sap ran a little bit yesterday after overnite low of 8 degrees.  Homewoods had about 100 gallons and the Harmon Woods stayed froze.  We probably have some lines covered in snow or the collection cylinder is full of ice.  I’ll check that out when the temps rise on Monday after the next snow storm due Sunday.  Jim, Dave and Rip bottled 24 gallons for WW and 37 gallons for Rip today.   Pittmans bottled 18 cases of glass pints and Rip will also bottle another 40 gallons of B this PM.  Jim and I left at noon to put some hot water on the harmon woods sump pump to free  it from the ice in the dump tank.  I also tied up the pump to keep it out of the ice so it can pump sap on Monday.  The hot water treatment worked.  After unloading the syrup in the milkhouse warehouse Dave drove the Viking to the pickup tank in the homewoods.  The tarp was still in place to protect the vacuum equipment and there was about 170 gallons of sap in the tank.   We’ll get that picked up Monday when the sap starts running again.  We all can have the weekend off since no sap is running and the bottling is done.   Yesterday our Brother Doug had surgery to resection a part of his small intestine.  Hopefully he’ll be home by Monday. 

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