Heading out to gather sap at the Wallace Farm in Canton

Sugaring at the Wallace Farm’s sugar bush near Langdon Corners. Pictured is Herbert Judd behind the horses pulling a skidder with a wooden box—possibly used to hold sap. Circa April in the 1910s. Canton, NY. Photo taken by Matthew Wallace.

Check out this North Country at Work story on a modern, downtown take on this North Country tradition.

Michael Greer has roughly 450 maple trees tapped for collecting sap, but only a few of those trees are on his own property. He’s been working in his own sugar house in his backyard in Potsdam for four years.

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