Ledge Haven Farm: Afloat in the Champlain Valley


Ledge Haven Farm: Afloat in the Champlain Valley
Ledge Haven Farm: Afloat in the Champlain Valley
September - 2012

The next stop on our tour is the sugarhouse with its good-smelling, sundrenched pine paneling. Only two years old, it replaced an older sugar shack that "caught fire too many times." At the last fire, neighbors pitched in to form a "bucket brigade" from the sap tanks. Finally someone said, 'Will you guys swallow your pride and call the fire department?"

The sugarhouse is a focal point for the neighborhood in season. "We have pre-town meeting and post-town-meeting here," Mike says. "Retired guys sit here and watch the gauges all day. It's a social thing."

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