Successful Season for Maple Syrup Makers
Maple syrup makers may be the only ones applauding the long winter. Below freezing temperatures at night and warmer days actually means more sap for their syrup. The Shepherd Sugar Bush says the trees they tap produced about twice the amount of what they produced last year. Volunteers collect the sap and turn it into maple syrup. They say they'll have plenty of syrup for the town's yearly festival, which runs April 29th through May 1st. Warmer temperatures in the forecast could mean the maple syrup season will be ending before the weekend. 9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and photojournalist Greg Miller have more on this years syrup season.