copyright the Chronicle April 29, 2015
by Elizabeth Trail
Alfred Carrier and his son Alfred Carrier Jr., were among the last people in Orleans County still making maple syrup this past weekend. Many local sugarmakers report that they quit boiling early last week.
Local sugarmakers say the season was nothing to brag about. While some made close to a regular crop, others said they made about half as much as normal. Sugarmakers who do not use vacuum had a particularly skimpy crop.
Asked how her season was, Janet Osborne in Island Pond said, “Horrid.”