With arctic blast wind chills below zero, there wasn’t much sap flowing for the 32nd annual Maine Maple Sunday. Despite the low flow, sugar shacks opened their doors and managed to please the throngs undaunted by the weather. In Livermore, Boothby’s Orchard and Farm was celebrating its 150th year. The orchard is lead by Rob Boothby, sixth-generation owner. Bradford Boothby bought the land and the house that still stands there after the Civil War ended in 1865. Guests checked out the evaporator as long as they could brave the winds before going in to the farm store, where they were treated to a wine tasting of three varieties grown, bottled and fermented on the farm. (read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal)
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