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Posted 2/17/2011 8:08am by Josh Bouchard .

Maple season is here and like last year it's about 2 weeks early so we're playing a bit of catch up.  We spent Tuesday night and all day yesterday tapping trees and getting the vacuum pump set up.  By the end of the day, we had about 530 of our 600 taps installed and pulling 25" of vacuum(anything over 20" is good).  About the time the trees started to thaw out and run, they froze back up.  He did manage to trip the releaser a few times and probably have 10 gal of sap in the tank.

Saturday, we'll be installing the remainder of our taps in these woods.

Based on the weather forecast, the sap should run today through tomorrow night and should give us enough sap to boil tomorrow and probably Saturday.

Here's to a good season!