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04/15/19
Record Year
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We have now collected about 63,000 gallons of sap and 1,988 gallons of maple syrup which are WW records.  The syrup quality and color improved today so we will be collecting more sap this week so we will go over 2,000 gallons.  Today’s run was only about 1.000 gallons of maple sap as a south wind brought in low pressure and clouds despite a low of 24 and and high of 51. . The frogs have not been croaking yet in the Harmon ponds so there still should be good sap this week despite no freezing temps in the future.  The sap run has been steady since the first sap was collected March 23. The only break was from the super storm.for a two day break.   There has been no large sap runs  (running more than 24 hours) now for the last two years. 

Today I finished checking the woods for damage from last week’s super storm.  Two trees were snapped off and killed.and two with major damage.  There were other miscellaneous things - drops knocked off by branches,   main lines knocked out of line and branches on running lines. .   I also redid another 3/4″ line in the north part of the harmon woods to tighten and ensure a downward angle and did an inspection on the 3600′ lines from the west section to the booster.   Everything is in good shape for the final week of the season.
Yesterday Kevin, Mike, Jim, Verna, Lexy, Brent and myself attended Pittman’s appreciation breakfast.  It was the first time Kevin and Mike were in Plum City since Eric passed away in February.  We had a good visit with other sappers and left at Noon to pickup sap. When Jim shutoff the Harmon vacuum last night he saw a large black bear plus the usual 30 deer. 
 

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