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10/15/2018 as reported by Herb Crosby

The Tuesday Crew and UM Construction Management Technology students worked on several projects today, including closing the mill pond canal gate and lowering the pond to release alewife fry, storing horse wagons, winterizing the steam Lombard, collecting Lombard sled iron and lumber for restoration, cleaning sawmills, rebuilding the hovel roof and applying new cedar shakes, and building a new ADA accessible tank privy. This view from this new privy is so scenic we may leave the doors off. Here are some photos and movies:

10/14/2018 as reported by Herb Crosby
We had a wonderful day at Leonard’s Mills Sunday with New England School of Communications students and their professors filming 2 promotional movies. This was day 2 of a multi day shoot. It looked and felt like Hollywood with all of the equipment and professional work by the students. Norris and I had cameo appearances but the stars were Abby and Alexis from Hampden. Here are some photos and a video.

Best regards,
Herb

August 28, 2018, as Reported by Herb Crosby

Here is a movie of the Tuedsday crew sawing lumber today with our circa 1920 Hackett & Witham rotary sawmill. The Windsor Fair just installed a similar rotary sawmill at their fairgrounds and had a story in the paper last week.

Best regards,
Herb

August 14, 2018, as Reported by Herb Crosby

Here are some photos and a movie of several Museum projects today.   Sean Hutchinson brought his excavator, dump trailer,
and impressive Gradal llift and installed 2 new 10,000 pound concrete vaults for our new tank privies.

The Gradall fits under our covered bridge and can lift 5 tons over 60 feet.
Thank you so much Sean. The new privies are possible thanks to a Davis Family Foundation Grant.


Best regards,
Herb