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02/08/15
February 7 in the woods
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 5:00 pm

The weather warmed up today so Dave, Brent, Quinn, Kevin, Mike and Bruce Weiss headed to the Harmon Woods to start changing/redoing the original tubing lines that were put in in 1999.  We are replacing the drop lines - increasing the length to 33 inches and using clear disposable spiles.  Our plan  is to replace about 500 - 700  drops and then continue to changeover the entire woods.   In 2014 we redid the Home Woods 1100 taps and sap production increased over 2x.  The snow was about 5-6 inches deep and not packed down or had a crust so it was easy to walk in the woods.  We probably did about 200 drops so it was a good start.  While we did the work in the woods the President of WW SYRUP  LLC stayed back on the farm and continued to make more drops.  I guess he wants to make sure we have drops to keep going.  We worked from about 9am to 3pm.  Last week the treasurer visited the tax preparer so all 11 members will be receiving their K1’s shortly.   This is the first full year operating under the Weiss Woods Of Plum Creek Syrup LLC business rules so everything is off to a good start.     

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