MAPLE SUGAR TIME IN VERMONT
(Gathering Sap) "Cloudland Farm"
Vermont sugar makers climb up their maple mountains to drill the new "tap holes" into the hard rock maples. They select only the mature maples in the "sugar bush" to produce the sweet maple sap. Before a tree is mature enough to be tapped it mus be some 40 years old, "a foot through" and some 60 ft. tall.
photography by Tommy Lee Knappe