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    Default May 31 Journal, “CTRL + ALT + DEL"

    You really outdid yourself with this week's journal, John. Loved it!
    Twenty-three photos? A new record?

    I particularly enjoyed the sugarbush tour. Wow, how the sugaring bizness has changed since the operation I saw at the Naras' sugar camp in Bootjack back in the 1960s.

    No more buckets hanging on the trees on spiles (taps/nucket hangers), no more collecting and hauling them all back to the sugar shack. Now they're all connected with tubing, one-way valves, separators, reverse osmosis contraptions before the sap even gets to the (still wood-fired?) evaporator!
    Still using a hydrometer on the syrup to watch for a density of 66° on the Brix scale, though, I 'spose.

    And finally, that priceless photo of Bleau with his new haircut!
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    "What just happened here?", said Bleau.
    Don'cha just love that expression?

    Now if by chance Nora has a handy old …
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    stowed away somewhere, you can have sweaters for the whole family!

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    So after the season do they rinse the lines and blow them out?? Always wondered.

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    He did not say, or perhaps I did not catch it. But based on how thorough they are with everything else, I am sure something is done.

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