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March 27, 2013

Step Back in Time: March 27, 2013

The Daily Star

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50 years ago

March 27, 1963

DELHI — It’s that time of year, and the sap from the hard maples is really running.

One of the largest maple products establishments in the immediate Delhi area is that which is being operated by David Anderson of Delhi and Richard Wilbur of DeLancey.

They have hung approximately 7,000 buckets, and Mr. Anderson said last night:

“If the season continues as it has started out, we will undoubtedly make from 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of syrup.”

Mr. Anderson also has a son named “Bucky,” 12 years of age, who appears to operate a tractor like he had been born on one, and “Bucky,” assisted by his pals Clark Gilbert, 12, and Jay Clark, 12, as soon as school is out, hustle to the farm, located at Sherwoods, Delhi, and begin gathering sap in a tank mounted on wheels, and pulled by the tractor.

Mrs. Anderson, well known in the village as Ruth, attends to the job of filling the syrup cans and operating the maple cream agitator.

Mr. Anderson, who operates a 115-acre farm, recently disposed of his dairy of 37 head, and is devoting full time to his maple products production.