▼Anatomy of a Sugar Shack 2005▼


Stovewood neatly stacked.

 


Heavy-duty wheels.

 


Another good day of thaw.

 


Vents wide open.

 


Another cache.

 


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.