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Thứ Bảy, 7 tháng 3, 2015

Sap not on tap: Cold weather slows maple trees - WMTW Portland

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ROGER: THE SUN REALLY MAKES IT. DAVID: COULD THIS WINTER'S WEATHER TAKE A TOLL ON MAINE MAPLE SYRUP SUNDAY? ONE LOCAL PRODUCER HOPES THINGS WILL TURN AROUND SOON, BUT HE SAYS IT COULD BE TIGHT LEADING IN TO THE SWEETEST TIME OF YEAR. WMTW NEWS 8'S KYLE JONES IS LIVE IN BOWDOINHAM TESTING THE TREES. KEIO, ANYTHING FLOWING FOR YOU YET? KYEL: NOT YET AND WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. WE ARE HERE WITH DELL AND HE TA PPED A TREE AND THE WHAT AND THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE WAS THE JACKPOT. IT STARTED FLOWING A LITTLE BIT. IT WAS WARMING UP THAT SIDE OF THE TREE. THE OTHER 2 NOT SO MUCH AND HE SAID THAT IS THE REASON WHY THE START OF THE REASON HAS REALLY SLOWED DOWN. THE PREVIOUS TWO WEEKS IS TOO COLD. EVERYTHING IS FROZEN. HE SAID BECAUSE OTHER COLD AND SNOW THIS WINTER, HE HAS NOT DONE A THING IN HIS SUGAR SHACK. HE SAID THIS MAPLE WAS PLANTED ON ABOUT 30 YEARS A USUALLY GETS A COUPLE OF GALLONS OF SAP. AS HE DRILLED THIS AFTERNOON, THAT WAS NOT MUCH COMING OUT OF THE THREE TAPS. HE SAID HE AND HIS WIFE WILL SHOVEL SNOW AWAY FROM THE TREES AND HOPE THERE WILL BE A NICE WARM UP SOON. THE PAST YEARS , WE HAVE BEEN SET UP AND RUNNING BY FEBRUARY 15. WE HAVE DONE NOTHING AREA WE HAVE TO HAVE SAP TO GET THINGS STARTED. IT WILL BE A FEW DAYS AWAY. KYL E: HE SAID HE THINK THEY CAN BE READY IN TWO WEEKS THAT THEY NEED A COUPLE OF GOOD RUNS IN ORDER TO GET THAT GOING. HE SAID IT MIGHT BE TIGHT. HE TA PPED THIS ONE AND WE LITERALLY HAVE A DROP IN THE BUCKET. I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE IT. IT IS FROZEN AT THE







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