Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Cold Nights and Warm Days

Photos by Salt Water New England





9 comments:

  1. Lovely. The bottle opener as a zipper pull is a nice touch on the vest. GLH

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  2. Is that Armand's younger brother, Rusty Hammer?

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    1. His name is Rusty, yes, but that's not his brother. It's his cousin, Rusty Gates.

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  3. My father occasionally spoke of school being called off in the early spring in northern Vermont so that the children could help with the maple sugaring. He said that, at the end of the day, the children would be given a small amount of hot, semi-boiled-down syrup to eat off of a handful of snow.

    I suspect that sounds more charming than I would have actually found it to be. A handful of sticky, melting snow after trudging through the woods all day carrying sap buckets on yokes is an idea that makes me rather like the modern world's conveniences.

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    1. So true, Matthew, about the conveniences. But sugar-on-snow, as it is called here in Vermont, is still popular. But I agree, I'll take my ice cream from the store and be happy with that!

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    2. My grandfather made this for us when we we children. He learned to do it from his mother. I seem to remember that it couldn't be from the first snow. Does anyone know why?

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  4. What wonderful photos. Thank you.

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  5. Is it possible to find out the make of his vest?

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    1. It is a fleece lined wool vest that I bought from L.L. Bean years back. It didn't work for us so I gave it to him.

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