TURBINES HAVE A NEW HOME

| March 25, 2009

After all the excitement of floods and log jams was over we got around to unloading the turbines. Mike Roe

BIG FISH

| March 25, 2009

I was working on pulling one of the logs out of the creek one day.  Some bikers stopped by and watched.  Then they came down and helped.  The photo shows us sitting on the big log we pulled out.  ( We didn’t use the bikes – we used my tractor.) Here is a big fish […]

Coming Home to BIG Surprise

| March 25, 2009

The closer we got to home the harder it rained.  We parked the truck and trailer in the driveway of our house around 2:00 am.  Oh Yeah … I missed the drive a little.  The heavy trailer was stuck in the ditch and blocking half of the road.  So I got a jack and some […]

Trailer is Loaded for Home

| March 23, 2009

This is a photo of me digging parts out of the mud.  I would tie a chain onto the pieces and the skid steer would pull them out.  Here the trailer is loaded and we are tying the stuff down with chains.  I believe we were overloaded.  It took 2 nights in a motel, one […]

Getting the Turbines

| March 23, 2009

We heard about a couple turbines in Mich  When we checked a little further we found out they would be given to another mill.  So, Karen and I went to get them.  The guy that told me about them said he would meet us near there because we would not be able to find them […]

Log for Trash Rack

| March 23, 2009

Once the gate was set I cut down a large Ash tree behind the mill and had a friend cut it into a beam with his Woodmizer.   Here Joe is helping me install it.  It will hold the trash rack.  Trash rack – 2 X 6 White Oak boards running from Ash beam to ground […]

Tail Race

| March 13, 2009

After we finished the big gate we started on the floor above the tunnel.  I figured it would be easier to fix the floor before the tunnel was filled with water.  And once again the grand kids heard the talk and wanted to check it out.  Behind them is one of the smaller arches.  There […]

Cinnamon and Jacob Check Out Grandpas Work

| March 13, 2009

Cinnamon and Jacob heard all the talk about the new gate and they wanted to go down into the tunnel and see it.  This is a photo from inside the mill – down in the tunnel.  You can see the new gate behind the kids.  It is stainless steal. Mike Roe

Building Frame for Gate

| March 13, 2009

Charlie helped me frame the old opening with white oak and then set the new gate.  It was around midnight when we finished.  It was going to rain and I wanted the gate on before the creek filled up with water again. Mike Roe

Todd Crane to the Rescue

| March 13, 2009

I called Todd Crane and he brought over a small excavator with a jack hammer on the front of it.  He was very careful to not damage the sandstone.  I was under the mill with a walkie talkie watching the foundation for trouble.  The sandstone did fine and it took Todd 2 days with this […]