A Busy Year At the Old Squire's
"AFTER ice-cutting came wood-cutting. It was now the latter part of January with weather still unusually cold. There were about three feet of snow on the ground, crusted over from a thaw which had occurred during the first of the month. In those days we burned from forty to fifty cords of wood in a year. There was a wood-lot of a hundred acres along the brook on the east side of the farm, and other forest lots to the north of it. Only the best old-growth maple, birch and beech were cut for fuel — great trees two and three feet in diameter."
- Publication Date
- Sep 11, 2017
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- By (author): C. A. Stephens