In the Hanford family home, built in 1909, there are some original furnishings and other restorations to the year 1920. (Since our house dates from the 1840s, it felt awfully modern to us!)
This was the
daughter's room. Note the wallpaper.
I had wanted to see a lumberjack competition this summer, and we found their webpage while googling. When we got there, we found that a lumberjack show is quite a different thing from what we expected.
There was log-rolling, but the log, which could spin, was tethered and was covered with astroturf.
|The lumberjack in this picture is about 10 feet up in the air. He has two planks with metal cleats on the end. He chops a slice into the pole so that he can put the plank in as a step or platform to stand on. Then he puts another slice for the second plank, and in that way he can "climb" the tree and end up high where he intends to cut or remove branches.|
We drove around this
part of the state for an hour or two after leaving. We were
fascinated by the red soil and it doesn't appear the hills were as
scoured by glaciers as in our area. It's craggier, and the rocks
are much larger. The Hanford Mills Museum website describes
this area as the northern Catskills.
We ended up at dinner in a Chinese restaurant in Oneonta.
The wonton soup is
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Here's a link to all the rest of the grandkids' pages.
This has been a spring and summer of getting around.You can see those pictures:
A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.
from other summers:
Leslie designed a
Pink and Purple
June 6, 2000
Insects - moth pictures - polyphemus
In Autumn Before/After Exterior
Wendy & Sam
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