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Old 03-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #11
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I probably need to lift up a tile and buy a big jug of maple syrup before the price goes any higher!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:13 PM   #12
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I probably need to lift up a tile and buy a big jug of maple syrup before the price goes any higher!
This year's harvest is worth it's price in gold!
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:13 AM   #13
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Son #1 LOVES, LOVES maple syrup. Son #3 works in Vermont one weekend a month. Son #1 has stopped asking Son #3 to pick up a jug when he works. It has just gotten too expensive. He says he will wait until next year and hope for the best.

I think I got overkill on certain foods as a kid. Lobster, maple syrup, being just two of them.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:25 AM   #14
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the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, addie.

i live near and work in the greatest city in the world, but i long for small town friendliness, tree lined country roads, and neighbors that speak english, lol.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #15
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Don't blame us. I think you should take this up with the sun.
http://solar-center.stanford.edu/sun...09RG000282.pdf
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:40 AM   #16
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Because sugaring is labour intensive and the fuel cost keeps rising (most I know use propane and only use "wood" for days when open to the public), the cost of maple syrup will probably just continue to rise. Many moons ago, I'd buy a gallon of VT maple syrup for $20. I doubt I could do that today, but now I produce my own, so don't have to buy it, am just at the mercy of the weather re: how long the sap runs.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #17
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I bought a quart at Costco about a month ago for $12.99.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #18
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I bought a quart at Costco about a month ago for $12.99.
That would make a Costco gallon $51.96. Let me see...it takes about 24 hours to boil down the sap to make 1 gallon (at least, that is about how long it takes my dad with his propane evaporator)....And, to collect the 8-5 gallon pails takes him 2 trips, about 30 minutes each trip, then there is the processing the containers and sealing them...Costco's price is probably lower than what it costs my dad to produce a gallon. We have to do ours in smaller batches because we don't have the fancy evaporator he has...but if he does tapping the trees...I'll ask him if we can have the evaporator...
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:03 PM   #19
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This odd weather (some say it's because of global warming) has caused me great concern. It caused the maple sap collecting season to start way early. I only got about a gallon and a half of total sap from 6 taps. I might get half a cup of syrup from that.

And we all know that making maple syrup is the number one most important process on the planet. So, just in case our emissions of green house gasses is a contributing factor to this weather phenomenon, we must immediately quit driving, trucking, boating, heating our homes, flying, using electricity, and eliminate flatulence in all animals. I mean, humankind lived for many thousands of years without burning fossil fuels, or using electric power. Dig a well for your water, by hand of course, and draw it up in a bucket. Cook your food over a camp fire. Use an ox to plow your garden, or better yet, hunt and gather your food. And you certainly don't need hot water for your showers, or a washing machine. Get down to that river with a washboard. What, are you afraid of a little work! And you people who live in places where water isn't plentiful, well you just have to dig a little deeper, maybe a 500 foot well will get you to the water. And like I said, dig it with a shovel. If you dig down fifty feet per day, it will only take you ten days. What's ten days? That's nothing.

And stay away from my Great Lakes. They're mine, and I'm not sharing them with anyone else, especially the big one.

I need maple syrup. Got it! If you don't like my requests, I'll send my enforcer, one ferocious and dangerous BT (he's from Joisey so you know he's tough).

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
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Chief I'll do all of the above so you can get your syrup except elimination of flatulence.

Some things in life are just meant to be and enjoyable too.

My kitties wouldn't understand and they'll only cost you a drop of syrup.

I suggest you become a doomsday prepper and stockpile real maple syrup for the shortfall years.

Hey, When the world comes to an end it might make you rich as a barter item.
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Do they allow flatulent-free horses on the interstate?

If so, where can I find a flatulent-free horse so I can go to work?
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