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    Jason Tessier scoops off foam as maple sap boils down into maple syrup at his farm in Skowhegan on Thursday. Tessier said this is the first time boiling this season and said it is still early and he expects conditions to improve soon.

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    Mike Meagher throws more wood into the fire box under the evaporator on Tuesday at Maine-iac Maple in Richmond. Meagher said that his family business taps about 200 nearby maple trees. He turned what had been a hobby into a business five years ago.

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    Mike Meagher pours syrup from the evaporator on Tuesday at Maine-iac Maple in Richmond.

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    Mike Meagher throws more wood into the fire box under the evaporator on Tuesday at Maine-iac Maple in Richmond.

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    Bottles of maple syrup for sale sit on a shelf on Tuesday at Maine-iac Maple in Richmond.

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    Jason Tessier uses a hydrometer to measure sugar content in the maple sap he boiled at his farm in Skowhegan on Thursday.

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