11/15/2018 as reported by Herb Crosby
Will Manion and his hardy UM Construction Management Technology students built a roof on our hilltop privy today. Notice their beautiful battery and gas powered tools. All of the lumber was sawn on site from blowdowns. This will be a particularly attractive privy. Here are some photos and a movie:
11/8/2018 as reported by Herb Crosby
A special thanks to Will Manion and his UM Construction Management Technology students for their work today on 2 beautiful new ADA accessible tank privies. They installed door hardware, ventilation louvers, and hundreds of cedar shingles, all created by Tuesday Crew volunteers. The lumber for these privies was sawed on site from trees that blew down last fall. The covered bridge privy is nearing completion. Here are some photos and a movie:
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.
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.
August 14, 2018, as Reported by Herb Crosby