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Sugarmakers get busy at Maple Open House Weekend.  Photos by Xander Jean

WEBs Maple Jed Museum

“I’m telling big stories to people who don’t know any better,” Merle Wheeler said. He was in charge of explaining how the different tools in the Wheeler Family Maple Museum at Jed’s Maple were used for sugaring.

WEBs Maple Jed RO

Amy Wheeler gave a tour of Jed’s Maple’s high-tech sugaring facility.

WEBs Maple MaPa Fire

Paul Poirier added wood to the wood-fired evaporator at Ma & Pa’s Maples every 13 minutes to keep the temperature steady.

WEBs Maple North Jay Jason

At North Jay Maple, Jason Delabruere uses a dipper to show what maple syrup looks like when it’s ready.

WEBs Maple North Jay Sap

Jason Delabruere had to buy 100 gallons of sap from his neighbor to boil Saturday during Maple Open House. He has a north-facing sugarbush that was too cold to yield enough sap.

“I’m telling big stories to people who don’t know any better,” Merle Wheeler said.  He was in charge of explaining how the different tools in the Wheeler Family Maple Museum at Jed’s Maple were used for sugaring.Amy Wheeler gave a tour of Jed’s Maple’s high-tech sugaring facility.Paul Poirier added wood to the wood-fired evaporator  at Ma & Pa’s Maples every 13 minutes to keep the temperature steady.At North Jay Maple, Jason Delabruere uses a dipper to show what maple syrup looks like when it’s ready.Jason Delabruere had to buy 100 gallons of sap from his neighbor to boil Saturday during Maple Open House.  He has a north-facing sugarbush that was too cold to yield enough sap.

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