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A SWEET TIME IN FAIRFAX, VERMONT
AT THE WILKINS FAMILY SUGAR HOUSE

(Photos by Henry Raymond)

According to Scott Wilkins, "Sugaring for us is a total family effort, Wayne and Sally Sweet, Jim and Laura Woodward, My Dad, Rob Wilkins and my stepmother Sheryl, as well as my brother Stuart, Jim and Laura's son Brian Woodward and my wife Melody all play a huge part in a successful sugaring year for the Wilkins."


The Wilkins Family Sugar House - Built - 1994


30 year old Scott Wilkins does the boiling which he learned from watching his father & mother - He is shown above chatting briefly with other members of the Wilkins family


Laura (Wilkins) Woodward & Sally (Wilkins) Sweet, Scott's aunts show of some of Scott's finished product


Left to Right - Rob Wilkins, Sally (Wilkins) Sweet, Laura (Wilkins) Woodward and Scott Wilkins pose in front of a steaming evaporator


Mighty Hot Job - but the fire must be kept going


Scott was a very busy young man and except for the one momentarily posed photo with the family, he was on the move. Sally's husband Wayne and Laura's husband Jim were just enjoying the sugar house after a morning of gathering sap.

Henry A. Raymond
vtgrandpa@yahoo.com
March 23, 2003