Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Horse Drawn Sled



This is another picture from Vermont in 1940 showing a horse drawn sled being used to collect maple sap to be used for maple syrup. It is hard to imagine anything more peaceful than this scene.

6 comments:

  1. I would imagine that if these photos were taken during the 40s, the people may have been using horse power because of WWII gas rationing.

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  2. Not only gas rationing, but new cars and trucks simply were not for sale either. However with all that slush and snow, I think a horse drawn vehicle would be preferable.

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  3. did they have chains for the horses hoofs????

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  4. I suspect the sled is running over slush, not ice ... so maybe the horse hooves were bottoming out on gravel or dirt...Those milk cans on the porch bring back memories, it used to be my job to wash those when I worked at a dairy.

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  5. Anonymous, they do make ice cleats to put on horse shoes but not chains.

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