▼Anatomy of a Sugar Shack 2005▼
Stovewood neatly stacked.
Another good day of thaw.
Vents wide open.
Wringer for washed filters.
Making hay while the sun shines, so to speak.
A typical New Hampshire scene in mid-March.
1805,1905 or 2005?
Next customer, please.
Jeff reads the specific gravity as another batch gets close.
Bill gets great satisfaction from doing this the old-fashioned way.
We locals like to stop by to check out the action.
There is nothing like the smell of sap steam.
Just about there!
Done! A lot of work, but worth it. Best syrup I've ever had.
Bill and Dick examine the float.
This filter frame has been used every year for 40-50 years. The thermometer measures degrees above 212 F.
Dick adds fuel to the fire.
Last year's peas.
The old barn at Little Brook Farm is dated at 1777.