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Sweet success

Sap starting to run for annual syrup production


ABOVE: Jeff Boyd fills pails with cooked syrup Tuesday at Mac-O-Chee Valley Sugarbush off State Route 287 east of West Liberty. The syrup is then run through a filter system before bottling. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: A sample of this year’s maple syrup harvest sits on a table as Doug Boyd fills plastic jugs Tuesday at Mac-O-Chee Valley Sugarbush. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | JOEL E. MAST)

This year’s deep frost delayed the annual maple syrup run, but area camps are starting to haul and boil down sap.

Jeff Boyd, an excavator who runs Mac-O-Chee Valley Sugarbush off State Route 287, east of West Liberty near Township Road 178, said he is not sure how long this year’s run will last.

“It could come in and be done in a week or two,” he said.



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