Saturday, April 19, 2008

Root Cellars And Other Changes

This photograph was taken from our kitchen doorway about 1950. You see one of the kids raised in this house in front of the family's "root cellar." The root cellar was made of chestnut boards, and has long since been torn down, made into furniture, and sold. You can see the old cellar was covered in the same brick-textured tar paper seen on our house under the vinyl siding. Notice the pasture across the driveway behind the root cellar. It's grown up now to sugar maples, descendants of the family's sugar bush.

The bare ground next to the road here shows the location of the old root cellar. Until recently we considered building a new cellar on the same location, but last year, we finally hauled away the concrete slab pieces.

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