Our generation recognized the wooden box used for transporting soda.
Harvesting turpentine from trees. Turpentine is distilled from the sap of pine trees. I was surprised to read Vicks Vap-O-Rub had turpentine oil in it. During the era of wooden sailing ships turpentine was important product in the naval industry. Turpentine workers cut away the bark to allow the resin to flow into metal cups. Sayers didn't like to cut turpentine trees due to the possibility of hitting a nail and ruining the saw blade.
Once a week the sap was collected in barrels and
taken to stills where it was boiled in large copper vats.
Basket made of pine needles.
I have a new appreciation of these baskets after seeing Sharon making one.
Early chain saw
Chain saw blade.
|Caterpillars replace the animals.|
The history of making paper.
Early Forest Fighter.
Crossing the beautiful Sam Rayburn lake, the largest lake in Texas.
Others may be larger but also border other states.
It was so peaceful even though it was spring break and lots of families.
Saturday 3 pm it started raining and kept raining all night. At 4:45 because of the rain Kathy brought us 2 plates of catfish, potatoes, hush puppies and cole slaw. It was ALL so delicious, lightly fried and with a Cajun zip. YUM. We really enjoyed meeting her and her family.
What great people we continue to meet.