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    Jim Mathieu drives off in his snowmobile after tapping a historic maple tree, center, at his home in Sidney Monday. Mathieu said he and wife Andrea tap 100-200 maple trees on their property, the buildings of which date back to the mid 1800s. Mathieu estimates that some of the oldest maple trees on the property are from 1850.

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    Jim Mathieu and his wife, Andrea, arrange tubes as maple sap drips into 5-gallon buckets Monday as the pair tap maple trees at their Sidney home. The tapping of area maple trees follows the recent rise in temperature. The Mathieus tap 100 to 200 maple trees on their property, which has buildings that date back to the mid-1800s. Mathieu will take the sap from the trees and make maple syrup to share with his family.

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    Jim Mathieu taps a maple tree at his home in Sidney Monday. The tapping of area maple trees follow the recent rise in temperatures. Mathieu said he and wife Andrea tap 100-200 maple trees on their property, the buildings of which date back to the mid 1800s. Mathieu will take the sap from the trees and make maple syrup to share with his family.

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    Jim Mathieu drills a hole while tapping a maple tree at his home in Sidney Monday. The tapping of area maple trees follows the recent rise in temperatures. Mathieu said he and wife Andrea tap 100-200 maple trees on their property, the buildings of which date back to the mid 1800s. Mathieu will take the sap from the trees and make maple syrup to share with his family.

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    Maple sap seeps from a tree after Jim Mathieu drilled a hole while tapping a maple tree at his home in Sidney Monday.

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    Jim Mathieu taps a maple tree at his home in Sidney Monday. The tapping of area maple trees follow the recent warm up. Mathieu said he and wife Andrea tap 100-200 maple trees on their property which dates back to the mid 1800s. Some of the oldest maple trees on the Mathieu's property include the tree at the right which Mathieu estimates to be from1850.

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