There were two homes open today ~ the Hagerman house and the Joslin farm house. The farm was active with many animals to see. And, of course, they were boiling sap to make maple syrup the old fashioned way.
An oak bucket to collect sap as they did in the 1800's.
This is a bit more modern way to collect sap in these galvanized
buckets. A lot of operators now use plastic pipes or hose which they
run from tree to tree straight to the large vats in the sugar shacks.
The sap is being boiled in these old iron kettles over open fires.
the wood for the fires
This sled and barrel would have been used to collect the sap
from the buckets on the trees in the maple grove.
a cedar rail fence
the Hagerman house
As you can see it was a beautiful sunny day but that northwest wind
was strong and cold. The settlement was very busy with a lot of visitors
taking in the sights. The children really enjoyed the animals.
One could travel on the sloven wagon pulled by a team of horses
if you got too tired.
Mrs. Hagerman was explaining the merits of her 'new' cook stove.
It was good and hot but I think I prefer my electric stove, thank you!
Since I have a lot more pictures of this visit I will leave them for another post.
Can you wait that long? I hope you'll come back to see the rest!
I have done two previous posts on Kings Landing last year - Aug. 19 and Sept 2.
I love to visit there because of the history but I am really thankful to be living in
the 21st Century with all it's modern conveniences!
Come back and see me again with Part II of my trip to the Sugarbush.