Neil and Tonya Walling (right) and Michael Ruff of Becker Pumps at the Walling Family sugarhouse in Norwich, N.Y. The Wallings, who had a 6.5 pound average this season, have installed two new oil-cooled VFD Becker Pumps that will maintain high vacuum.
Scott Reed of Shaver Hill Maple demonstrates maple coated nuts at the Lake Erie Maple Expo last November. The show returns this year on Nov. 10 & 11 in Albion, Pa.
Sheena Smith of Smith Family Maple offers the farm’s signature treat, maple covered corn fritters, during the maple open house weekend event in Vermont last April.
Maple trees with Anthracnose damage in Rupert, Vt. this week. A latent fungus brought out by the heavy rains this summer in the Northeast.