Monday, November 7, 2011

Autumn on Seeley Road

These sugar maples are on LMP property on one of the few remaining dirt roads in Lake County. It finally dawned on me as to why so many are close to roads- it was a lot easier to collect the sap on a road bed when using draft horses . They have to work a lot harder to pull the sled carrying the collection tank through the woods. The sap boilers have told me it's a lot easier to collect sap using horses; you don't have to climb back up onto a tractor seat hundreds of times a day.

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