Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tapping Maple Tree
Welcome to Maple Syrup Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at pictures from a bygone era of families making their own Maple Syrup. This picture is from 1940, and shows a man in Vermont drilling a hole in a maple tree to collect the sap. This particular guy has 1,000 trees on his farm, and produces about 150 gallons of syrup a year. Just doing rough calculations you probably could not support a family doing that, so he likely had other farming or agriculture endeavors, and perhaps did the syrup as a side business.