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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Southern VT

    Default One of New England's Oldest Families Back at it.

    I'm a direct descendant of John Porter who settled in Salem, MA in 1635. He established the first sawmill in that area and fought against the witch trial madness. He had a large farm as well. Many of his decendants, including my own great grandfather and grandfather were farmers and sugarmakers from Massachusetts up to the Canadian Maritimes. I will soon join that legacy with my own family sugarbush in southern VT. I've lived in central VT for the better part of the last 20 years. Went to school there. Met my wife there. Had kids born in VT. Now we will be working the land and diving into the full-time operations of our sugarhouse and apiary ....soon!

    I love this forum and the stories I've read so far.

    Many cheers to you all!

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    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Oneida NY


    Welcome Faewood, glad to have you aboard.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Warren, MA


    Welcome! Awesome bunch of people here. They have helped me a lot!
    2016 - 2 x 4 Randy Worthen built arch and pans (just starting out!) 11 taps; 2.625 gallons of syrup!
    2017 - 29 taps; 11.625 gallons of syrup!
    2018 - 30 taps; 98 pints bottled! 2x4 Arch and pans sold! New sugar house being built, new equipment coming!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Center, Underhill Ctr, VT


    Welcome! Consider joining the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association if you wish to be part of that community. www.vermontmaple.org
    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Ctr

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