- April 1, 2014 at 9:25 am #82929dominiquer60Moderator
We’ve had a surprising run the last few days in the rain without freezing nights. With vacuum we know it is not water contamination. Sunday we woke up to the horse pond culvert plugged and the ponds had become one and were 4-5 over the bank. The zero tank had been pumped empty the night before, the water came up while the tank was still able to float. It moved off its blocks and snapped the dry vacuum line as it filled and settled. We plan on doing something different next year. However knowing that this happens the sap was spared because of the snorkel pipe that we pump out of, it is above the high water mark.
There are never 2 good years in a row and this year lived up to our gut feeling back in January, no rush to tap its going to be a short and sweet season.
ErikaApril 2, 2014 at 7:06 pm #82936Ed ThayerParticipant
Sorry to hear about your holding tank. There is always something to work on. At least you didn’t lose much sap.
We have had a couple of good runs last couple of days. Gathered about 800 gallons or so. Still way under what we should have. Hope it does not warm up to quickly this weekend.
EdApril 17, 2014 at 6:08 pm #83096Michael ColbyParticipant
Still running in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom — had a great few days earlier in the week and now it’s running again after last night’s 7 degrees. Still only about half of what I’d like for the season but we might get a another few days if we’re lucky. Still complete snow coverage in the woods so there’s hope. If, of course, that can be considered “hope” in mid-April….April 19, 2014 at 9:32 am #83106Livewater FarmParticipant
put out only 350 buckets this season made only 16 gals all B
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