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A traditionalist boils his last sap run of the season

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Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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NEW HAVEN SUGARMAKER George Crane boils in the “frog run,” the term sugarmakers like him use to refer to the syrup season’s final hoorah. The song of spring peepers this week marks his final boil of the season. Independent photo/Andrew Stein

 

NEW HAVEN — The chorus of spring peepers’ early season song marks the end of maple sugaring season. For many sugarmakers across the lower elevations of Addison County’s Champlain Valley, last weekend likely marked this sugar season’s final sap run.

“I’m boiling in the frog run,” bellowed George Crane over the roar of his wood-fire evaporator.

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