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Photo: Alternative Sugarmaker

Todd Arbogast dumps out a bag of maple sap after not harvesting it soon enough from the maple grove adjacent to his house in Hartford in mid-April. Arbogast uses food-grade plastic bags in place of traditional metal buckets to collect his sap because it cuts down on the storage and washing. ∎ Posted to the Upper Valley Dispatch blog Thursday at 1 p.m. Follow the Valley News on Twitter @VNewsUV.