Wednesday's visit to the windmills.

Tim runs this sawmill. He has been working in sawmills since he was 11 years old. He headed the foundation that built the mills in 2006 and 2007.

He shows how the mill power pulls the pine logs up into sawing area.

The bark is stripped from the logs by hand, using hand tools from the past, no power tools.

We watched the log at the left be sawn into 2 inch boards. It takes about an hour to saw the 20 foot log.

What beautiful big devices! In the 1600s it took the English three months to complete a ship, sawing the boards by hand. In the Netherlands they could build a ship in three weeks using wind power to make the wood. Or so they told us.

It's beautiful pastoral setting, free of the litter of the city.

 

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