A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Old Sturbridge Village IV
One thing I learned at this sawmill was how versatile farmers had to be in the 1800s, and how tied they were to the seasons. Trees were cut down in the late fall, after the harvest was finished. They were moved to the mill in the winter when the snow and ice made it easier to drag the logs. Finally, the logs were cut and planed into lumber in the spring when the snow melt provided good water power to operate the mill.