Editor’s Note: These photos were originally published in the Berlin Daily Sun. Thanks to both the Sun and writer Edith Tucker for allowing republication.
David Fuller, right, of Fuller’s Sugarhouse LLC of Lancaster, who was selected in Oct. 2015 as the successful bidder on a publicly advertised 15-year lease for commercial maple tapping on up to 723 acres in the 10,000-plus-acre Randolph Community Forest was on hand on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the 40- x 80-foot sugarhouse being built on Route 2 in Jefferson, near the Randolph town line. Carpenters Tom Shaheen, left, of Twin Mt., and brothers Don and Charlie Hatfield of Whitefield paused from their work for a photo. (Edith Tucker photo)
The red metal roof is almost in place at the new Fuller’s sugarhouse that will handle maple sap from the new sugarbush in the Randolph Community Forest. Six men have been working in the woods all summer installing 100,000 feet of larger-diameter main piping and five are now are adding a half-million feet of smaller 5/16th-diameter feeder pipe. David Fuller says he expects to have 18,000 taps in place in Spring 2017. A small existing building behind the structure has been left in place to serve as a break room.(Edith Tucker photo)