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How Sweet (And Colorful) It Is

Princeton, Massachusetts

Maple sugaring continues in Massachusetts.
Sugarmakers often use eye-catching plastic sap buckets in lieu of the traditional galvanized metal type. There is some controversy surrounding them, as plastic may only last a few years. However, plastic is light weight, and will not rust. Additionally, you can see the sap through them.

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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13 Comments

  1. Oh, what a time. As a Mainer, I am very keen about all things maple.

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  2. Wow! All in harmony and balance! Amazing and beautiful! Thank’s for share Julie.
    Have a wonderful time!
    Elvira

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  3. Thanks for sharing these interesting pictures. Do you know they keep the deer away? I planted three sugar maple trees, and the deer licked and tore off the bark, killing two trees. I put a wire fence around the third one and it survived.

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    1. I did not know that! Cool! Sounds like you must have a wonderful yard!

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  4. You teach me something new every time I read your blog. I had no idea about the buckets. Great pictures!

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    1. Thanks. I’m so glad you liked it. Wishing you a good week!

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      1. Thank you! Hope you are having a good week. 🙂

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  5. New to us! Have heard of this technique but never seen photos. A nice share, thanks from a couple of Hoosiers 😉 !

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  6. Great photos and so interesting that the sap can be collected in this way.

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    1. I think both the old and new technologies have positive sides. Surely, the new is easier for sugarmakers!

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