Last week my husband and I wandered around his parents pasture behind the barn. This is a photo of a saw that was in the pasture. I look at it and can think of all the OSHA regulations that would apply for this piece of equipment operation in today’s work setting.
In our earlier years of marriage we burned wood to heat our home so most weekends were spent making wood but this is one thing we never used. I am always amazed at the early pioneers and their resourcefulness in making tools and machinery to meet their needs. I think that many of them were the most intelligent people who ever lived. I still look at my old sewing machine and combines with amazement.