Saturday, January 24, 2009
A Visit to a Costa Rica Saw Mill
Wow. I am the Grandaughter of a sawmill owner and a man who could fell trees where ever he wanted but never had the opportunity to learn much about it. I even lived in a house at a sawmill as a baby. I remember it just a little.
This was an adventure. And the sawmill operates probably not much differently than when I was little. I don't know about the size of the trees. This place has enourmous trees. As you can see I enjoyed hugging one just as my friends and family would expect,being the tree hugger that I am. This place has gorgeous wood and fine craftsmanship. The big tree is a wonderful hardwood and I think about 300 years old. Tom, my fine host stands by half a tree measuring it with fascination. This sawmill has fine dried wood and with the help of many hardworking craftsmen/laborers they will make beautiful ceilings in the new additions to his B&B. Craftsmanship!