Even with wildly unseasonable weather, there was still some sugaring to be found this week in the area. The Silloway-Lambert family was hard at work boiling sap at their Boudro Road sugarhouse in Randolph Center.
Dramatically expanding in recent years, comparing numbers at the Silloway-Lambert sugarhouse is not without difficulty. Last year’s total production was around 1400 gallons. By Monday afternoon, they had made 1135 gallons of syrup from a slightly expanded sugarbush, with tanks of sap left to boil.
Brothers Paul and David Lambert acknowledge that the weather has done no favors for the season, but were still pleased with the crop so far, largely thanks to the use of a vacuum pump and reverse osmosis system without which the season would have been all but lost. (Herald / Tim Calabro)
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