Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sap Bucket



Today's picture shows a young man collecting the Sap Buckets which contain the maple sap. In looking at the pictures this week, I wonder if there is ever or has ever been a problem of Maple Sap Rustlers . . . that is, someone who might come in and rob the sap buckets. Cattle Rustling was a big problem at various times in the past, and so I wonder if people had to keep a close watch on their maple trees.

11 comments:

  1. When I was in Vermont last month, the talk was all about the poor sap run this year. Many farmers were not even going to tap this year.

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  2. The sap is fairly worthless until it is concentrated into syrup. My (faulty) memory says 40 gallons of sap to make 1 of syrup.

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  3. So this man is showing his face! He can't be a member of SOSSS!

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  4. OMG, look how deep that snow is!

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  5. I was told once that, people as a rule, "Won't steal something that they will have to work with, in order to produce the end product".

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  6. OMG, look how deep that snow is!

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  7. The snow isn't deep, hey just has short leg.

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  8. I feel like a sap for aaying this but how did this guy get into such deep snow? There is no way to tread snow that deep.

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  9. I'm sure it's way too much work to rustle sap. You'd have to treck deep in the woods, in the snow, then spend days boiling it down to get a little syrup. While your out there you mind as well tap your own trees. Poaching lobster traps is a much bigger reward if you don't get shot doing it. In Maine you'd be better off getting caught by the police rather than by the lobsterman.

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  10. When I was a young kid we drank the sap from the buckets my grandma hung on the maple trees.

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  11. Like Granpa says, how did that guy get to where he is. I can't see any kinds of tracks in the snow leading to his present situation. Was he dropped from the sky complete with the two buckets? :-)
    (Still great photos, mind you. You are about my second click every day after I've skimmed the heaqdlines. Thanks for your site and work.)

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