Today in the News: Tune in tomorrow for a very cool guest post by bmatt. He'll discuss what's in his pack. I just pre-read the article and it makes me realize......well, I don't want to spoil it!
Link of the Day: If you like mink, you'll love this. Thanks to Bernard Ten Bears for sending the link!
Woodsmen and River Drivers
I'm not a big fan of posting videos. However, I found a site that I really like and have found several videos shot in the 1980's in my old neck of the woods (Maine). "Woodsmen and River Drivers" documents interviews and period footage of men working the log drives on the rivers of Maine. Most of the people being interviewed (in the '80's) had worked in logging camps in the 1920's.
If you have time, sit back and enjoy. This counts as today's post. If I had to choose a time period to live in, it would probably be from the turn of the century until the 1940's. You could still find wild places and creature comfort. There were still parts of the USA that were unsettled. A man could still homestead in certain states. Nobody was down on the proper use for an animal. They used things until they were worn out and a quality product was a sign of a good company. In less that 100 years, we have lost most of these attributes.
I certainly hope that those times return.
Click this link -----> (Woodsmen and River Drivers). It is from Folkstreams . I'm not posting the video here because it does have copyrights. Beyond that, this is a great site. I'm glad to know that there is a collection of people out there concerned with losing everything that the generations before us worked so hard to build.
If you could choose, what time period would you live in?
Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum,
Mike, Oscar, Hotel......out.