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Sawyer's Sugar House

Sawyer’s Sugar House


A streak of warm days

followed by frigid nights

brings a surge of sap

from the Monadnock maples.

The flow collected then placed

in large wood-fired boilers.

It seems forever to cook down,

only stopped when a sweet,

sticky syrup remains.

Across the region a chain

of sugar shacks, at full

capacity, run day and night.

Although production can be

a pain, the season is short

and the result is a tasty treat

that marks the start of spring.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have artwork and poetry in an online presentation,  “Spring Awakenings”, on Saturday, April 6th at 7pm. RSVP administrator@kajiasostudio.com