Thursday, August 30, 2012

Of Mills and Mountains

Knowledge like timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, American author (1809-1894)

That an old cabin is being rebuilt and needs a new roof provided a fantastic opportunity to visit a traditional mill.

It's so much more interesting (and less expensive) buying two-by-fours and four-by-sixes and paneling here where the timber is hewn and seasoned than at the 'big box' stores.

Interesting conversations are had leaning up against the stacks chewing on a grass stalk.

Later we headed West. It felt so good to be wrapped up in the mountains after a decades-long hiatus. I have missed them.

And a dip in the hot sulfur springs of Miette soothed body and soul all the more.

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