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The sugar season : a year in the life of maple syrup, and one family's quest for the sweetest harvest

Author: Douglas Whynott
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2014]
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Follows one New England family as they struggle to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art -- the sweetest harvest, maple syrup.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Whynott, Douglas.
Sugar Season : A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest.
New York : Da Capo Press, ©2014
(OCoLC)853310532
(DLC) 2012278088
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Whynott
ISBN: 9780306822056 0306822059
OCLC Number: 868488316
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 279 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: The extent of the shock is equivalent to the rate of the flow --
The public still thinks we're doing it in the mythic way --
Earliest boil ever --
Straight at it and all out --
The first full-time sugarmaker --
A gallon every 22 seconds --
A sugarhouse full of sound and everybody coming around --
Short, sweet, and of high quality --
Here for the history --
The sugar machine --
You need a mountain --
Why be competitors when you can be cooperators? --
The forecast --
Aren't you afraid, Mr. Bureau? --
The sugar camps of St. Aurelie --
The route of the sugarmakers --
Seasons of change --
Summer in March --
Sugar on snow --
Most of Maine is downstairs.
Responsibility: Douglas Whynott.

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 The cycle of the maple season is one of the great signifiers of the mountain year in the northeast. It is lovingly delineated here, with a foreshadowing of the shifts ahead in a changing world. May Read more...

 
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