Russell Black of Black Acres Farm in Wilton feeds the fire of the sugar shack’s evaporator during Maine’s Maple Weekend on Saturday, March 27. Black’s sons, John Black, left, and James Black, right, help their father guide people through the farm’s operations. James Black said they’ve produced about 100 gallons of maple syrup so far and that they typically try to make 200-250 gallons a year. Andrea Swiedom/Franklin Journal

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