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Rain protection for Sugar Maple spile

protecting sugar maple spile from rain

We had a problem with the bag protecting our Sugar Maple spile from the rain.

Anna fixed it this morning after dumping out the rain/sap mix, but when I was going to the Post Office this afternoon I noticed the bag had shifted and the drip was being guided by the plastic onto the ground.

A piece of Reflectix is rigid enough to keep the bag from touching the drip area and the bag helps to keep it in place.

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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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