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Old 05-10-2007, 10:49 AM
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Here are a couple of pics I thought everyone could enjoy. These would be great for a landscape wall quilt. We had a HUGE wall mural of the grist mill in our last place. It was in the fall, though. This is the Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park in WV.
The other is a little camp or building a few miles from our house on a
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The little camp on the Refuge and Babcock State Park
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:00 AM
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This is just too cool. I have been cataloging the patterns left me by my grndmother Musick and in it is a pattern for a grist mill like you have pictured...Was thinking how wonderful to use as an applique! Like minds????
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:37 PM
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Very nice and I'm working on the Falls now. :)
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:28 PM
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I live in upstate NY and not far from me is a mill very similar to that one. They make me feel like i want to go back in time
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Going "back in time" would suit me fine so long as there's inside plumbing, electricity,and room for my sewing machines, iron, computer, microwave, big screen tv, stereo and the like! :D :) I'm spoiled and proud of it. I think of my grandmother canning on a wood stove in hot, humid, sticky mid-west weather using water brought in a bucket from the spring 100 yards behind the house and I think wow! those pioneer women sure had some GRIT and they deserve all my admiration but I like all our modern conveniences, thank you very much!
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Old 05-12-2007, 02:53 PM
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In 73 & 74 I lives in a small cabin in the Berkshires, the well was just outside the door had the outhouse a liitle bit away on the left side of cabin.

Had a big wood stove the was always going with a large troth on it for hot water and a huge wood pile and my very own axe.

Also had a beauitful fieldstone fireplace in the winter we would pull the matress around the fireplace at night to sleep

It was a very stress free life I'd do it again maybe get a generator so could have ele for 3 hours a day so I could sew
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We did not have electricity until I was 7 and I'm not that old but we lived in the boonies. lol I used to do my homework by coal oil lantern. I remember my Dad wiring the house.
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Ceanna:
The description of your 70's home in the Berkshires sounds like an elk hunting cabin we used to go to every fall for 2 weeks. We LOVED the cabin with the wood stove, 50 yard "dash" to what the guys called the "sh__er" and us women called the "2 holer." We brought our water in by bucket from the spring, warmed water to do dishes and do personal clean ups and had a battery with a string of 3 or 4 light bulbs that we used ONLY a few minutes at night. We had a blast and enjoyed every second of our time there ....all 22 of us in a 100+ year old cabin that measured 20 x 20 with a loft on each side of the great room...but we KNEW we were there by choice and only for a week or two. As I said, going back in time is romantic (your mattress in front of the fireplace all cuddled up with your honey) but it's not for me for the long haul. Too arthritic, too old, too set in my comfy home!. Feathers :? :twisted:
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It was a great place for the kids they could go outside and play and had no worries. Once a week went to the inlaws and did laundry. Bathtime was something else had a large plastic garbage pail would put water and then the kids one at a time. Sure save on water to be hauled and heated.

The boys (8 and 9, first husbands sons) did there homework by oil lamps Trisha was only a year old. I now have all the convience but still prefere alot of things the old way.
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I love the pictures, but I am sorry, girls, my idea of roughing it would be being away from my stash. I was born and raised in the city, never used an outhouse, except at scout camp. Although the pictures have a romantic quality, the idea of actually living back then does not appeal to me. :lol: I may attempt to reproduce one in fabric as they are lovely.
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