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Old 03-27-2020, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Ellsworth
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We packed a lunch and drove to Sears Island (from ellsworth) and walked to the Jetty. 3.25 miles round trip. Saw three others. All 6 ft away! Good day.
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I had the same idea for a few weeks now. There are 2 wooded areas nearby where I live that is not super popular this time of the year. I frequent them 2-3 times after work and don't see many cars or people there. I'd walk for 2 hours and see 2 people. Today, I did not see anyone at all.

You can now fish for free too. "Fishing season is open and fishing is free through April 30!"

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Old 03-28-2020, 08:57 AM
Status: "Real estate broker. 32 yrs." (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: Northern Maine
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As quiet as it is, coyotes will move into populated areas. I will find a deer carcass, set it out for bait and turn on my electronic predator call. Just doing my part for civilization and the deer herd. The deer are in great shape after our easy winter.
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Going sliding. It’s a gorgeous, sunny day..... 40 degrees. And plenty of snow left to play in. Local snowmobilers have the trails all to themselves for a week or two.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I took a walk this morning, to our local gunshop. A few locals meet there once a week for coffee. We sat outside in the sun and enjoyed the warmth.

While my Dw was making homemade ravioli.
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I've been taking the dogs out for a run in the woods early in the morning, while the snow is still solid. During the day I work in the high tunnel, start seeds, make bread, and write. My husband is up north, ice fishing on Chesuncook. There's still plenty of snow for snowmobiling, and the ice is three feet deep. Being outdoors makes missing my family and friends a little easier.



Sub, I bet the ravioli is fantastic. She's a good cook!
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... Sub, I bet the ravioli is fantastic. She's a good cook!
She ground up some of last Spring's fiddleheads and included them in the pasta. Mixed ricotta cheese with ground chicken leftover from a community poultry processing event we hosted last Fall.

It came out real good.
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter, Wis
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No mention of anybody up there making Maple Syrup? Season still going strong here in Wisconsin.
So far made 24 qts. from my 20 backyard taps.
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:08 AM
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Location: Northern Maine
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Wow. More than a quart per trap? Awesome. We don't get anywhere near that im Maine. I know a guy who runs about 2,200 taps. Big trees. Sometimes he double taps large trees. H figures 400 gallons is a good year.
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Kronenwetter, Wis
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So far I've collected 215 gallons sap since March 8th. A rule of thumb they say is it takes 10 gallons sap to make 1 qt. So going by that rule I should have 21 qts of syrup, not 24 so my sugar percentage must be a little better than average.

Last year was a better year. I collected 240 gallons sap from 24 taps and made 37 quarts. Every season is different. This year it was predicted to be a short season here because of the lack of frost in the ground, but so far so good.
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