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The Spirit of Maple Sugaring | Photos

A collection of maple sugaring images from the annual Sap Gathering Contest at Stonewall Farm in Keene, NH, from photographer Jeffrey Newcomer.

By Jeffrey Newcomer

Feb 22 2018

Sampling the Syrup

Sampling the syrup at Stonewall Farm

Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
March is maple season in New England. Here, featured photographer Jeffrey Newcomer shares a collection of images celebrating the spirit of the maple sugaring process at Stonewall Farm in Keene, New Hampshire. At the farm’s annual Sap Gathering Contest, teams step back in time to compete using draft horse-drawn sap sleds, while visitors enjoy the experience the traditional method of collecting sap to make maple sugar. Here’s a closer look.

The Spirit of Maple Sugaring | Photos

Sap collection begins at Stonewall Farm.
Sap collection begins at Stonewall Farm in Keene, New Hampshire.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
Harold Bigelow checks the brew.
Harold Bigelow checks the brew.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
Foam is skimmed off the top of the boiling brew.
Foam is skimmed off the top of the boiling brew.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
The collected sap is unloaded outside the sugar house.
The collected sap is unloaded outside the sugar house.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
Sampling the syrup at Stonewall Farm
Sampling the pure maple syrup at Stonewall Farm.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
Grades of maple syrup are held up to the light.
Grades of maple syrup are held up to the light. Learn more in our Guide to Maple Syrup Grades.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
Children watch the sugaring process from a safe distance.
Children watch the maple sugaring process from a safe distance.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
Welcome to Stonewall Farm.
Welcome to Stonewall Farm in Keene, New Hampshire.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
Step back in time to experience the traditional method of collecting sap to make maple sugar.
Step back in time to experience the traditional method of collecting sap to make maple sugar.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
Harold Bigelow inside the sugar house at Stonewall Farm.
Harold Bigelow inside the sugar house at Stonewall Farm.
Photo Credit : Newcomer, Jeffrey
See more of Jeffrey’s work at partridgebrookreflections.com. This post was first published in 2012 and has been updated.

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