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Sap bucket roof

roof for sap bucket
We made our 2nd sap bucket roof out of Reflectix.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Just wondering, what size buckets are you using?
Comment by deb Wed Feb 18 23:53:30 2015
deb --- We've been using two-gallon buckets. The box-elder can sometimes just barely overfill that in 24 hours, but I'm afraid a larger bucket might pull out the tap or hurt the tree. (Plus, two gallons is easy to carry.)
Comment by anna Thu Feb 19 08:34:41 2015





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