Big crowds wait in line to visit Nick and Abbie Storer's sugarhouse in Limerick, Maine as part of Maine Maple Sunday on March 28. The sap season was a bust however, with Storer only making 71 gallons on his 700 taps.
Sugarmaker Ethan Parent checks a float at Three Percent Maple Farms in Belvidere, Vt. on Friday, April 9. Owner Dean Parent, who sugars with other son Forrest and wife Jenn, said his crop was down 35 percent from last year.
Barrels in storage at 450,000-tap Sweet Tree Holdings LLC in Island Pond, Vt. on April 9. The operation markets its syrup under The Maple Guild brand.