Sunday, October 21, 2007
Nancy didn't have quite the right candles, but she made do (15+2).
Emily was home, too. Let's see: digital camera, necklace and book from Chile, bathrobe from China, French course on CD, art supplies. Worth waiting for, maybe!
Monday, October 8, 2007
More pictures from "Cambridge History Days" at Bill's sugarhouse on Oct. 6-7.
These pictures were taken on Sunday, Oct. 7.
(The pictures in the previous post were taken on Sat., Oct. 6.)
left: Clark Dodge
Above, Bill is feeding oats into a threshing machine, powered by an old tractor. Below, the oats are coming out!
Below is an old "horse power." This is a treadmill for a horse, used to power machinery. Both the threshing machine and the horse power came from the barn on the Brewster farm in Pleasant Valley. The threshing machine was originally powered by the horse power, before tractors came along. Here, Bill is turning the wheel to show that the horse power still works smoothly. Also on display was a "sheep power" (no picture).
Saturday, October 6, 2007
"Cambridge History Days" are being held at Bill's sugarhouse today and tomorrow. This event is sponsored by the Cambridge Historical Society and used to be held every fall at the Clark Dodge farm on the Smugglers Notch Road.
There were old cars, old tractors, old threshing machines, weaving demonstrations, old railroad pictures, talks on covered bridges, and lots more. Lots of good food, too!
One of the many interesting displays was a model of an old-time sugarhouse. Note the team of oxen pulling a sap tub. In Bill's sugarbush, sap is collected by pipeline.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
BTW, Susan's birthday is today and I think it is a big one. Of course I'd never mention her age on a public blog, but she was born on the day that Sputnik was launched. Happy birthday, Susan!