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Post Sun. Mar. 10, 2013 8:17 pm

In my travels today I crossed paths with a woodburner :lol:
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Post Sun. Mar. 10, 2013 8:25 pm

That's a sap house. Making maple syrup. They probably use pine
for more heat output. All bets are off when it comes to cooking sap.
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Post Sun. Mar. 10, 2013 8:40 pm

tsb wrote:That's a sap house. Making maple syrup. They probably use pine
for more heat output. All bets are off when it comes to cooking sap.
Correct you are mate! I followed the smoke and had to investigate :idea: ... met the owner, had some shots and got a full tour of this great place! This happened to be on my way back from Beamerboys house and made for a great day for me. A little scary because all the dudes around this property and buildings were like hells angels or something :lol: , but they were so nice to me and after hanging out for while I could tell they were good folk ;)

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Post Mon. Mar. 11, 2013 12:06 am

Or something... :roll:
Sugar Shack...
They are all sweet...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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Post Mon. Mar. 11, 2013 12:16 am

..do I hear banjo music in the distance :shock: :out:
never yell through a screen...you'll strain your voice.

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Post Mon. Mar. 11, 2013 5:44 am

michaelanthony wrote:..do I hear banjo music in the distance :shock: :out:
:lol: ... Ill tell you what, When I was walking up to this place to see what all the action was I was passing by old trucks, saws, generators and dredging my poor doc martin loafers through 2 feet of mud to get their, Groups of HUGE dudes all laughing together with deep voices, tool belts in one hand and axes in the other (Clearly a place where men are MEN) I expected to see Smitty appear at any moment :lol: but upon getting inside they were indeed sweet as sugar they gave me a personal tour and let me hang out with them and I had a great time and learned how the best maple syrup I ever had is made!
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Post Mon. Mar. 11, 2013 1:30 pm

I did some camping along the Mohawk trail on rt. 2 in Charlemont, ma. a beautiful part of the world and on sunday morning, my sis, bro-in-law, and I would take a ride not far from the campground to a barn type restaurant/ sugar shack and have pancakes with " the best maple syrup in the world "....so there is nothing like fresh off the tree syrup. mmm mmm good!
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Post Mon. Mar. 11, 2013 1:49 pm

michaelanthony wrote:I did some camping along the Mohawk trail on rt. 2 in Charlemont, ma. a beautiful part of the world and on sunday morning, my sis, bro-in-law, and I would take a ride not far from the campground to a barn type restaurant/ sugar shack and have pancakes with " the best maple syrup in the world "....so there is nothing like fresh off the tree syrup. mmm mmm good!
First time I ever had syrup strait out of the tree and I agree... piping hot and Ohhhhh so tasty :P (i could put this stuff on cardboard and it would be good) :lol:


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Post Mon. Mar. 11, 2013 2:06 pm

The Maple festival is pretty popular in Maple City (Meyersdale Pa.)
http://www.pamaplefestival.com/
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Post Tue. Mar. 12, 2013 3:25 am

It is a common mistake, and one the environmentalists often do when looking at a paper mill. They see all the STEAM coming off from the evaporation process and immediately consider it to be smoke and smog. I would look at the photo they were trying to depict as bad for the environment, and despite the acres of steam rising off the wet end of the paper mill, all I would see is a little wisp of white smoke rising from the boiler stack.

Move along environmental whackos...they is nothing to see here!

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Post Tue. Mar. 12, 2013 1:21 pm

dcrane wrote:
michaelanthony wrote:..do I hear banjo music in the distance :shock: :out:
:lol: ... Ill tell you what, When I was walking up to this place to see what all the action was I was passing by old trucks, saws, generators and dredging my poor doc martin loafers through 2 feet of mud to get their, Groups of HUGE dudes all laughing together with deep voices, tool belts in one hand and axes in the other (Clearly a place where men are MEN) I expected to see Smitty appear at any moment :lol: but upon getting inside they were indeed sweet as sugar they gave me a personal tour and let me hang out with them and I had a great time and learned how the best maple syrup I ever had is made!
Sugar Shake Sign.JPG
I have to say. Sweet Sues Sugar Shack make the best maple syrup in the area, and their maple cream is awesome.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have known Joe and his sister literally their whole lives. They are the second generation to make syrup there. Their father was a good friend until the "big c" took him. And some of those "Big dudes" helped me carry in my Saey Stove when I got it. That day they were helping bring the sap when I stopped in to show off my "new" stove and they came right over to bring the stove into my house.
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Post Tue. Mar. 12, 2013 3:56 pm

michaelanthony wrote:..do I hear banjo music in the distance :shock: :out:
Very tongue and cheek...I lived in lynn, ma. for a long time and hung with H/A's in various places...
never yell through a screen...you'll strain your voice.

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Post Tue. Mar. 12, 2013 4:06 pm

michaelanthony wrote:
michaelanthony wrote:..do I hear banjo music in the distance :shock: :out:
Very tongue and cheek...I lived in lynn, ma. for a long time and hung with H/A's in various places...
Im pretty adaptable to all people... Ive worked with the Outlaws in Brockton to Police officers to Asains and just about everyone else imaginable and by in large the fact is... people are people and if respectful, kind and fun is given.... its always returned 10 fold to you :bighug: (that's not to say some folks are not darn big and darn scary looking to some... but even they can be wonderful, caring, kind and fun folks to know).

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Post Tue. Mar. 12, 2013 9:47 pm

michaelanthony wrote:..do I hear banjo music in the distance :shock: :out:


Banjos are illegal in MA ...
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Wed. Mar. 13, 2013 3:51 pm

SMITTY wrote:
michaelanthony wrote:..do I hear banjo music in the distance :shock: :out:


Banjos are illegal in MA ...
:lol: :rofl: :rofl:
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