Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
"SAPS A-RUNNIN'!" HERE ARE SOME. BULLY .RECIPES
Caroline. Cpe, Home Expect, Tejls How tq Make-All Sorts of Maple tJainties
" 1 N . , - and They're All Good.
" Caroline Coe.
To anyone reared where the. hard
maple has Its home, the expression
N"sap's a-ruhnin''' has deep signifi-,
cahce. Many-,a city, man or "woman
of strenuous life, hearing the first'
robin of the season, the harbinger of
spring, will go back ln'mind to child-'
hood's days ami the, .thought will
""This Is eood'sucariweather." '
" "Methods oThandling'Bap and'makrl
ing maple.sugar which generally-prevailed
a fewyeaTr ago, would "beicon;
sidered primitive tpday. 'The pictur
esque has"yieldeato. the 'practical, for
Jth'e'age dfihventfolf has'affected eVenJ
the .sugar camp. 4
The modern ,'evaporator"has re
placed Jhe old cauldron, kettle inl
which the. sap was boiled over afflre
made in. the open and Held in place
by two immense lc!fes, which usually
withstood the blaze for the three ,or
four davs." ' ' '
" ,' It takes' about threedays forgather ,
mini uou me sap, ana uien coines tne
"sbgarlng off,r This marks the chil-
Idreh's heydey and .usually illustrates
that the grown-ups'are "but children
'of .a larger growth:" A. time-honored
precedent m that at each, stage of this
process thesmall boys'andglrls shall