Amateur Sugar Maker

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Dartmouth College, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 120 pages
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Noel Perrin’s delightful account of building a sugarhouse and making maple sugar in Vermont first appeared twenty years ago. Like a sturdy New England farmhouse, Perrin has added to it over the years to reflect his subsequent sugaring experiences, and includes in this latest edition a “postpostpostscript.” His celebration of simple, hard work to produce a “quite wonderful, maybe even sacred article” has not been diminished by plastic tubing, thrip infestations, and the strange new market for Vermont sap water.

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

This is a short book describing one man's entry into maple syrup business/hobby. It was written 40-some years ago, so there is a lot of outdated price information in the book. The author was very ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

Having started with "First Person Rural," I back-tracked to the first of Noel Perrin's Vermont series. "Amateur Sugar Maker" is a wonderful homage to that other fellow who moved to the woods (a place ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

NOEL PERRIN has taught English at Dartmouth College since 1959, while learning and writing about the ways of rural New England from his home in Thetford Center, Vermont. Among his books are A Noel Perrin Sampler (1991), A Reader s Delight (1988), and First Person Rural (1978) and its three sequels.

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