Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Logging our Visit to the Saw Mill ;)


Whew, that's a saw!


It's still working/running too.
Crossroads Village, Michigan


Demonstrations were given on the hour.


Tree trunks? Eh, light work.

Pretty impressive, right?

91 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

They have one of these old time saw mills set up at the Hesston Steam Museum. It's always fascinating to watch them at work!

Janine Huldie said...

Wow, totally impressive and looked like a wonderful visit!! ;)

Elephant's Child said...

Wow. And I love the smell (and look and feel) of wood. Thank you for taking us along.

Sandee said...

I was raised in Tillamook Oregon. At one time it was dairy farms and logging. Very impressive indeed.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Binky said...

That's a big saw blade! I wouldn't want to be too near that when it was working.

Jen said...

Wow that is really awesome!

DWei said...

Oh, so it's an actual sawmill and not the restaurant.

Marie Moody said...

That surely looks pretty interesting... but shhhhh don't tell my husband or he'll be cutting down the trees!!! He's laid off and bored out of his mind, and if he sees this.... no tellin....!!!! LOL Thanks for sharing.

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

What a fun adventure! Sort of, sort of reminds me of growing up and heading out with my family to cut the wood we'd use to heat our house in the winter. We'd always bring Bit 'O Honeys as a treat, the kids'd sit in the bed of the truck while my parents did all the work.

Danielle Royalegacy said...

This would be fascinating to see!

Rhonda Albom said...

Looks like a great place to visit and learn. We have a museum with that type of equipment, but I don't think I have ever been to a real saw mill.

Veronica Lee said...

I would love to visit a place like this. How interesting!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, visit this old mill is a wonderful experience!

stevebethere said...

See now I would love to be able to visit places like this very interesting Rosey

Have a logtastic week :-)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Wow that's one huge saw, looks like a cool place to visit

Masshole Mommy said...

That is so cool. You just don't see stuff like that anymore.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That is the biggest saw in the history of saws!!

Anonymous said...

wow, never seen anything like that :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey .. then you get the smell of wood, and sawn wood .. .just lovely and such fun to see the huge saw and those logs ... cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What a cool place to visit.

Karren Haller said...

I love seeing something from the past, cool place to check out.
Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl TO Linkup.
Have a great day, Happy Fall!!
Karren

Mary said...

How cool! It is fun to see "yesteryear" places. Thanks for dropping by!

Pat Hatt said...

Had a saw mill, sometimes two, in my backyard growing up, so yeah, not to impressive any more. Might bring on hate lol

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I bet those took a lot of work to run

mail4rosey said...

I remember seeing you say you grew up on a lot of land. Your family put you to work, huh? I think they're fascinating, impressive, and Scary! No way I'd run one of 'em.

Ruchira Khanna said...

Wow! I loved those pix.

And the best part is that it works :)

thanks for linking with Abracabadra, Rosey!

Ms POSH said...

That's a huge saw too.

Kristi Maloney said...

That saw blade is huge...I wonder what the diameter is??? Must have been fun to watch it run and make light work of those huge trees!

Janet Coffield said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing. :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This really is interesting!

Bekah Walsh said...

What a fun outing! You took lovely photos.

Charli Mills said...

Old saw mills have always been intriguing to me. Thanks for these great shots!

Kung Phoo said...

That is cool that the saw mill is still functioning.. nice photos to get the full effect.

2justByou said...

Wow! I've never been to a saw mill, and I haven't even seen one before, so your photos are super cool. It's neat that they do demonstrations. I once went to a paper factory where they showed us how they make paper, and that was neat. =0)

Kristin Aquariann said...

That is indeed a saw! Neat mill.

Taylor Dean said...

Wow that is so interesting! I have never been to one of those before! So cool!

NC Sue said...

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Sandy Olsen said...

I've never been to a saw mill before. Thanks for sharing some great images.

Faythe M.A said...

we could of used the big saw a few times with some of the big old trees that we had to cut down or storms dropped.
Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

Rory Bore said...

wow - that IS a saw! amazing.
our old cottage used to be on logging territory and we could hear the old mill running all day long. I swear I can still taste sawdust in the air some days. :)

Daisy B said...

What a cool visit. I'd love to check it out with my family.

Bonnie Gowen said...

Would love to see that with my family. Looks really neat.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

Did you get to interview the owners or the workers at the mill? It's interesting to visit these places.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love history about anything. A sawmill would be so fun and educational. Thanks for sharing.

Diana M. said...

I bet it smelled amazing there. I love the smell of sawdust for some reason...

Thanks for linking up at Toronto Teacher Mom!

Sweepster said...

Very neat! I wish we had neat places like that to visit here.

Linda said...

Glad you "saw" this.

alissa apel said...

That would be cool to see. My boys would love visiting there.

Catherine Sargent said...

The pictures are great. It would be really neat to see the saw mill work.

Liz Mays said...

This is such a neat thing to see! I've never visited a saw mill before, and to think it was right there in Michigan.

Anonymous said...

What an interesting place, we would love to have this experience, seems as there is so much to learn. I have been to Michigan so many time and yet never even knew this was there. Now I have to look it up.

mail4rosey said...

No we didn't interview them. It was interesting to see.

Heather Jones said...

Huge saw! Looks like a fun place to visit and learn a little about history.

slehan said...

That's one humongous saw. Imagine the trees it's sawn.

slehan at juno dot com

Nile Flores said...

That looks great! I could take my son to such a place. He might be bummed until he learns more about it... he loves history, so thanks for sharing this little adventure.

Samantha Angell said...

How fun! That sounds like such a good trip for a day.

Amanda K - One Momma Saving Money said...

Looks like such a cool place to visit and educational. I would love to take the kids there.

Jennifer H said...

Pretty cool. Sounds like a great learning experience.

Kristie said...

Cute title! :-) It's been a long time since I've been to Crossroads Village. It looks like you had a nice time! :-)

Colette S said...

That is definitely impressive.
I'd love to see it work too!
I love old time things.

Kristen said...

looks like a fun outing! my son would love this!

To The Motherhood said...

How exciting, and fantastic shots of the saw mill!

Ai Sakura said...

I'd hate to get anywhere near that saw! Seen too many horror shows haha

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Noa said...

You are quite the photographer and it looks like a beautiful day for a saw mill outing. I would never think to visit one but you make it look like fun!

Kori Tomelden said...

That would really be neat to see in person! I'd like to see one myself.

Growing Up Madison said...

I've never been to a saw mill but would love to visit one just for the experience.

Kylie Worthington said...

What an educational day!

Gladys Parker said...

That is one big saw. I bet you had a good time checking it out. My father was a carpenter and woodsman but I never saw a saw like that!

Kero said...

very interesting!! thank you for sharing these awesome capture. never saw mill saw in person myself

Becca Wilson said...

I always love to see about old time sites like this. My family and I got to visit the set of Walton's Mountain once and the museum and it was timeless. I would love to go to see something like this as well!

Nicole Williams said...

Great photos and impressive indeed. I would like to visit.

Chubskulit Rose said...

This is something that every kid should see and observe. NOt many have that opportunity.

Jess Benoit said...

I'm fascinated by places like this! Thanks so much for sharing!

Nichole Arnold said...

That is a crazy huge saw! Everyone should see the process of how things work!

Melissa said...

I've never been to a saw mill before, but I would love to! Especially to learn some of the history behind it all.

Marielle Altenor said...

I so want to visit a saw mill one day! Just to say that I've done it lol

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

When my Daughter was young, we lived right across the road from a saw mill. It was on a dirt road and way out in the middle of nowhere.

Ecuador InMyEyes said...

What a cool visit! And the pics are awesome!

Danielle said...

That looks like a really cool place. I would love to take my son to something like this and show him the work that is involved when people cut down trees to make all the things that we use.

~ Noelle said...

Oh how cool. I bet that was loads of fun. Did they have a big store with things they made (did they even make things?)
that would be so cool... I bet it was loud too...

Maggie King said...

This looks like such a great visit!

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

This looks like a fun time, my boys would love it!

Mel Cole said...

Those are really big tree trunks! Been a while haven't been in a saw mill.

Mharms said...

What a lovely photography. This is a nice place to visit this fall.

Mhar Mg
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Eliz Frank said...

What made you decide to visit a saw mill? Just curious as it would never occur to me to see one and yet it is a fascinating experience.

mail4rosey said...

We were there in the village, for another event and couldn't resist going over to see. We also went to the blacksmith shop and watched a guy making horse shoes, and to the toy store to see a man making wood toys. :)

mail4rosey said...

It was a village full of old things. There was a blacksmith shop that made horse shoes (we watched that demonstration and thought it was cool), and old toy maker who made wooden toys, etc.. but the only place that sold things was the straw shop, and they were only selling brooms (decorative). :)

Anonymous said...

What a fun experience! And what great photos! Love it :)

Trish said...

So cool! I love visiting places like that

Maria said...

beautiful photos, rosey! you always check out the neatest places! i hope you're having a great week and start to almost-fall! i'm ready for it to truly feel like fall 100% of the time! :)
sending lots of love xoxox

MallSaleLover said...

looks like a cool place! Never been to a sawmill and I sure hope me and my daughters see one someday.