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Posted May 19, 2014 - 07:57 PM

    I suppose I deserve all that for not being more specific.  I am going to put my evaporator on one side and my cider mill on the other, figured I can use the same building for two different purposes, as I do syrup in the spring and hope to do the cider this fall for the first time.

 

If you do cider, please start a thread on that. I have never seen it done, or been involved with it, and would love to know more about it.


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 08:37 PM

looks like you got a good start

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 05:07 AM

    Cat I will certainly do that, the cider mill I have is from the very early 1900's and I have to do some repair to it.  I hope to get it ready for this fall.   I will keep this thread going.

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 05:18 AM

That's what I love about the members here on GTT , you learn all sorts of interesting  things , I now know about sugar shack and what outers call it , when I hear that song I will know it's not about getting a little " sugar" in it lol   



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 09:33 AM

That's what I love about the members here on GTT , you learn all sorts of interesting  things , I now know about sugar shack and what outers call it , when I hear that song I will know it's not about getting a little " sugar" in it lol   

 

Al, I think you might want to read post #14 a bit closer.  It may be about getting a little "Sugar" as well! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :rocker2: :rocker2:


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 02:58 PM

   Got to get it where you can and when you can, sugar that is :thumbs:.  I am on the lookout for a hit and miss engine to power the apple grinder, it needs to be around 2hp or a little better and close enough so I can get it.



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Posted May 26, 2014 - 08:55 PM

   Had a few minutes tonight, got some wore work done. weather is supposed to be bad this week so I may have to take break from it.  Well at leas the walls are up.

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:05 PM

   Got more work done over the weekend, starting to look like something now.

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:17 PM

Wow ! i missed this, been so busy, looking good Pete :thumbs:



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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:00 PM

I'll second the thumbs up.

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 09:09 PM

Let's make it unanimous.  I like using the old wood along side the new. 



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 06:03 AM

That's looking real good!



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Posted June 22, 2014 - 08:42 PM

   Got more work done over the last week, got a killer deal on the shingle's. Curtis had them on sale $15 a bundle on 30 year slate looking asphalt.  got 10 bundles with the ridge caps for under $200.  Hopefully I can scrap the truck this week and get the rest of the stuff for the roof,  The I can call my brother in law, he is a roofer and will do the work for cheap

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 09:04 PM

   Spent the weekend out in the sugar house, got lots of work done.  Beginning to look like something now :thumbs:

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 09:37 PM


 

This may seem like a silly question but what is a sugar house? Whatever it is you're off to a good start. 

 

 

I was waiting for someone to ask that so I didn't have to lol

 

 

That is what I was thinking Will, but you explained it a whole lot better than I would have. I was like Brian and Al and figured if I waited, the mystery would be explained.


 

I'm sorry, but this made me laugh a little.  Being a native Vermonter I have been raised to appreciate the sugaring industry.  Many family members and friends have their own "sugar houses" (as they are called here) and make their own syrup.  Naturally, I can only eat real maple syrup.  No tolerance for that Aunt Jemima stuff.


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