Fourth Boil of the Season

  • Mike McGlinn, of Hartland, left, and Willie Franklin, of Bethel, right, stoke the fire in the evaporator at the Richardson Farm sugarhouse in Hartland, Vt., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. It was the fourth boil this season for the Richardsons who use reverse osmosis to draw about 80 percent of the water from their sap before boiling, which saves time and fuel. "We've kind of moved along reluctantly with all the new technology," said Gordon Richardson. "There's no more staying up all night and boiling like we used to, and that's a good thing." Barry Mynter, of Northfield, is at far left. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018