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Friday, October 8, 2010

Cable Mill Historic Area, Cades Cove, TN --Part II



Today concludes my posts from Cades Cove.   I hope you have enjoyed all of them.   If you didn't see yesterday's post,  click HERE.   You can see on the map on that post where the Cable Mill is.   Today I will share more information and pictures from that area of Cades Cove.  


Above is the Corn Crib.  Corn was the most important crop in the cove.  People ground it into meal for making bread and for some of the them to make moonshine.   They fed it to the mules,  horses,  hogs and chickens.  


Hogs grew fat on chestnuts and acorns in the fall.  But their owners usually brought them in and fed them corn the final two weeks before butchering them.  They said that the corn made the meat less greasy.  


The place to store corn is a corn crib with cracks between the logs to allow air circulation  to dry the corn.  Some farmers shucked corn before storing it in the crib;   others stored it with the shucks on.  Corn shuckings sometimes were social events,  where a fellow finding a red ear got to kiss a girl!!!








This is the Mill Flume.  Starting near where the wooden flume dumps its load of water onto the top of the mill wheel,  you can follow the path beside the flume to the earthen ditch and then continue beside the ditch to the milldam and the millpond behind the dam.  A watergate at the dam is opened to send water down the millrace to the wheel.








This is the John P. Cable Mill, specifically the waterwheel.  John P. Cable bought land in the 1860's.  He built a water-powered grist mill and sawmill in about 1870.  The same wheel provided power for both mills. 


John Cable was a farmer in addition to being a miller.  A son,  James V. Cable, inherited the mill and operated it well into the 20th century.  The park now operates the mill these days as a grist mill --so it is a great learning experience for those who visit this area.  








Cantilever is a new word for me.  This is the other barn on the property.  It is the LeQuire Cantilever Barn.  Large bars were common in the Cove where farmers neede shelter in the cold months for the livestock they grazed in the mountains during the warm season.  The over-hang in cantilever barns such as this one provided shelter for animals, as well as storage space for farm equipment.  Cantilever construction (counterweighted over-hanging beams)  originated centuries ago in Europe.








The old lady takes a little 'rest' along the way.  It was very warm that day --but we had a wonderful time.








Finally,  I just have to show you one more of the different fences found in Cades Cove.  There are many split-rail fences --but they  also had this kind.... Do you like that little bench????   Let's go back --and we can 'sit a spell'....


Hope you enjoyed seeing more of Cades Cove...  We may get back over that way when the leave change colors--but getting through the cove is hard in October due to the traffic.   


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I did today's post using the NEW EDITOR....   I've been experimenting this week --so decided to try it...  I find that it is easier to put all of the words in first and then insert the photos,  one by one --where I want them.  I'm still having trouble trying to keep the words from wrapping around the picture --which I do NOT like.   


I've also got much more blank space between things --which I need to work on.  I think the hard-returns must be double-spaced from what I'm used to.  I also had to change the photo sizes to get them to fit into my template.  And some of my pictures are centered and some are to the left (just to fit).   But--with more effort,  it worked...  


I truly don't see that much improvement from the old editor--but maybe I was just accustomed to the old one...   I would appreciate any tips or thoughts on this --if you use the new editor and like it.  Thanks!


Hope you have a great weekend.  George and I will be working in the yard --since there are OODLES and OODLES of nuts/acorns falling from our trees.  I try to keep them out of the flowerbeds --but right now,  they are winning the battle!!!! ha.....   See you Monday morning!!!


Hugs,



61 comments:

Mildred said...

Very enjoyable and interesting post about Cade's Cove. From your photos, it's hard to tell just how very hot it was when you visited, but I remember that the temps were extremely high. Don't work too hard in the yard this weekend. Wishing you and George a nice day today.

Kirigalpoththa said...

I love those interesting old buildings! The millrace & the wheel are very interesting.

Jane said...

Good morning Betsy --

Great photos as always. Be careful around those acorns. They are falling like crazy here. You guys have helmets ready?? :)

Jane

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Have a great weekend and don't work too hard.In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving on Monday,but ours will be low key.
Blessings,Ruth

Valerie said...

Been Loving these posts. I love the history and buildings and railings and benches!!

I love the green!

I have tried the 'new' editor and found I had to do too much work from the old editor to get things the way I wanted them. Many of the same issues you mentioned. I guess i thought (for me) the 'new' editor was a step backwards. But then perhaps I don't understand how to make it work more easily?

Ann said...

I will be your pig if I can have chest nut for dinner. LOL

You look very happy and contented. All these traveling with George is good for both of you.

Re: first photo, the corn farm will have to make himself very small and crawl inside the small opening.

Joe Todd said...

I would spend all my time loking for those red ears of corn LOL

Mark Kreider said...

Your beautiful photos and excellent descriptions make you a most wonderful guide. This has been fun!

Pam said...

I enjoy visiting historical places like this one in CC. There is so much to be learned from these early settlement. Your photos are wonderful, Betsy.. I think you need to import more squirrels during acorn season!

note, I used the new editor and it dose have a few issues but Blogger is working on it and they welcome your input! Their blog has great FAQ and tutorials.
If U see to many spaces after publishing, click edit and backspace them out, then re-publish again and they will be gone.
I hope this helps.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I haven't used the new editor. I do fine with the old one, why change? :-)

Have a great weekend! We'll probably be out riding this weekend. We're expecting warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

Catherine said...

I haven't tried the new editor in blogger. I do wish the would update the fonts though ~ that would be fun.

Hope you and George have fun cleaning up your yard this weekend. It is Thanksgiving weekend here and my boys and I are going on a very fun trip. I believe some site seeing, shopping and photo taking will be involved. :)

Happy weekend Betsy!
xo Catherine

Jen said...

More great log structures! They sure do withstand the test of time!
I Love the new blog editor.

Arkansas Patti said...

You are making me want to go back to Cades, and in the fall would be beautiful.
When I see old buildings like that, I try so hard to imagine the life back then. It would have less comforts but definitely more purpose.

Peggy said...

When I am missing my mountains I love coming here. Your photos make me feel like I am right there! Have a blessed weekend.

Jo said...

Oh Betsy;) these are all such lovely posts sharing places with you that I don't think I'd see otherwise. You look so contented resting on that round seat. I also loved the bench. Cute. Have a wonderful weekend, Blessings and hugs Jo

Susie said...

I don't believe I have ever seen a barn like that before Betsy.

Hope you guys have a great day and weekend. It's suppose to be up in the 90's again. Oh well, back to summer.

Sharon said...

Cade's Cove looks like a nice place to visit. Neat old barn! You take great pics!

Haven't tried the new editor, I hate trying something new, I just (kind of) have the old one figured out, not ready to have more frustration.

Sunny said...

Thanks for the lovely tour, I love learning about different places. That's a very nice picture of you :)
Have a wonderful weekend.
☼ Sunny

Diana (Di) said...

Betsy, love the history and the tour!
And as for your header photo: now that's what I'm talking about when it comes to fall color! ;)

You and George have a wonderful weekend. Is there any doubt?

Diane AZ said...

Thank you for your tour of Cades Cove. The cantilever barn is interesting and I like the different fences and the waterwheel. Great pictures!

Sometimes after I post pictures with the new editor, they won't enlarge when clicked. Yours seem to be working fine. :)

Dorothy said...

Great pictures, Betsy! I've been to some of those same places, but your pictures are better than mine.
Have a wonderful weekend!

KathyA said...

I love the word 'cantilever' and the aspect of design.

Beautiful mill, lovely grounds, interesting post, AND I don't see an 'old lady' ANYWHERE!

The Incredible Woody said...

Wish I could offer some insightful advice on the new editor. But I'm more of a type it in and cross your fingers it worked sort of girl:)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely...

And I have heard the word 'Cantilever' before. But you illustrate it.

Becca's Dirt said...

Loved that little tour. Carol at the Writers Porch also posted today on Cades Cove.

Big Dude said...

Looks like a mill stone you're sitting on - we've eaten a little cornbread from the Cable Mill's meal. I'm having the same issue with the editor and doing it same as you. I find when I try to move pictures, they want to go everywhere.

Ginny said...

I have heard of corn cribs, but didn't know what they look like. I never would have known what that was. I have been to mills, but never seen a flume! Do all mills have to have them? Looks like you plunked down on a millstone, twould be better to have one under your bottom than around your neck.

Carletta said...

Looking at your pictures takes me back to my Smokey Mt. visits. I feel so drawn to the area for reasons I don't know. :)
I saw on Neal's blog about the new editor and I've meant to check it out. I better before they change it all on me. :)
We're supposed to have warmer weather this weekend again so being outside should be nice here.
You and George have a wonderful weekend. Have some fun along with the work. :)

misslynda said...

Great pictures and explanations again! Looking at all that wood on the fence and the buildings makes me tired thinking about all that work to construct them. And as you discuss that this was done to protect livestock, etc during the winter, it just makes me more thankful for the comforts we have now.

NCmountainwoman said...

I have really enjoyed the Cades Cove posts. Such a beautiful and interesting place.

Lana said...

My husband would tell you to take a shop vac to those nuts! Men! Loved the trip, and I think you probably just need to work with your new editor. I didn't notice a difference in the spacing until you mentioned them. I'm so alert today! ;-) Have a great weekend and enjoy being outside fighting with the squirrels!

Marci said...

Wonderful photos, Betsy! I especially love the waterwheel! Hope you have a great weekend!

Fred Alton said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour and interesting history lessons along the way. I love these mountains of Appalachia and our cultural heritage too.

Karin said...

You make a fantastic tour guide! Another very interesting post with such great pictures! Thanks for taking me along! Have a great Columbus Day week-end - we're enjoying our Thanksgiving Day week-end up here. Daughter is working the whole week-end - so no get-together! We may have to find a restaurant that serves turkey dinner, lol, as I'm not cooking a whole big bird for just the 2 of us!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love this area and all the history.
I thought a corn crib was where the corn went to sleep. :)
Have a great weekend working in the yard, hopefully it will be cool for you both.

nanny said...

Isn't that corn crib neat? I love that picture....

I haven't noticed the new editor...will have to pay more attention!

Have a good weekend, don't work too hard!

Velva said...

I enjoy taking the photo journey of your travels. Cades Cove is awesome.

I have not tried New Editor. Actually, I did not know that it existed. For my blog, I kept it pretty consistent. I keep the photos centered-pretty much the same size and style for each post.

Have a great weekend.

Deb said...

Hi, Betsy! I've been off for a few days, and my thought was to just pick up with everyone's current post and call myself caught up...but you make it impossible for me to do that because Cades Cove is just the best! I've been several times, but always as a "side" trip and we've never spent as much time as we'd like. I'm going back to take a look at the rest of your posts as soon as I can!

Neal said...

Nice pictures. I love going down t that area.
The only trouble I have with the new editor is that if I add a caption to the pictures then they won't enlarge.

I insert all the pictures, then change the size to x-large. After I do that there's always a space between each picture and that is where I write my words between the pictures. To put a paragraph at the top I normally click on the Edit HTML tab at the top and insert the paragraph(s) at the very beginning.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Cade's Cove looks really great! I want to go to the Smokies. I'll put Cade's Cove on the must see list. I like the picture of the Corn Crib. My late father built a Corn Crib as a movie prop in the 1940's when he worked in the Hollywood movie studios. The real thing is interesting to see.

Diane said...

Your buildings in that area of the country are so different from the ones here. I never saw a barn like that. I suppose they built according to their needs. Nice post, Betsy. Diane

Kay said...

Looks like another place I would enjoy visiting. Thanks for taking me there with you via your words and photos.

Kay

Bossy Betty said...

These pictures were wonderful--the colors! Thanks for the interesting info too!

Ann Nichols said...

Beautiful posting!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Ann

SquirrelQueen said...

The old corn crib is so neat, I used to see similar ones in parts of GA. I'm glad to hear the park is still operating the grist mill.

I tried the new editor for a couple of days and didn't like it so I went back to the old one. I do most of my posts in HTML and the old editor for some reason works better for that.

We are getting a bumper crop of chestnuts this year so I will probably be doing the same as you and George.

Have a great weekend!

diane said...

Love your photos and the history, very interesting. I like taking pics of fences too.
I use new editor and like it better because you can upload all your pics at once and they go up in the right order.Like Neal, I then write in between the photos.
When you click on the photo it asks if you want it left, centre,right, small, medium,large, extra large , original size. I click centre and extra large.
The pics will upload wherever you put the curser. Hope this helps.

NENSA MOON said...

Hi Betsy,
All the pictures looked wonderful as usual...
And the naration was so interesting, I think I can figured how going on there at the area of Cades Cove.

Thanks so much for always brighten us here with your wonderful info and also pictures.
Hope you have a great weekend, my good friend!
hugs,
nensa

From the Kitchen said...

I'll soon be seeing the wonderful fences around the big horse farms between Louisville and Lexington, KY on my way to the split rail and rock fences of Virginia. You've inspired me to attempt photographing them.

Have a great weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

Cheryl said...

I have so enjoyed the posts on Cades Cove, a place I know Mark and I would thoroughly enjoy visiting. I have spent some time today outside getting yardwork done since its a cool day. Have a wonderful weekend.

LV said...

It has been a wonderful trip. I enjoyed every post of the way.

Mary said...

What an intersting corn crib! Love the mill shots. I'm not looking forward to trying the new editor. I have the routine for posting in the old one down pat and find it simple and easy. Oh, well....nothing ever stays the same, unfortunately.

Ruthi said...

the Lady had a blast in the Cove. her photos are awesome and full of wonderful and great details. i love the mill and the fence... great composition. thanks for sharing.

B. Meandering said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed riding (reading) along with you on your trip. I wish I had paid more attention in history class and like you I very much enjoy knowing the history of places and people.

Great picture of you---you look happy and fit--love that smile of yours. :)

gary-the-wayfarer said...

I always visit your blog because it brings smile to my face. Your pictures always have stories to tell even before I read your post.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I'm glad you told me that 1st photo was a Corn Crib. I would have thought it was an outhouse for short people.
:-)

Shelley said...

I always adore these old wood structures! Loved that water mill - I must tell Greg to get me one for the cabin - ha,ha!! So many great photos! (P.S. Have you thought of using picasa to insert your photos - it's pretty precise where you paste them and you are able to grab the corners of the photos and adjust the size very easily on your blog.)
Hugs!
Shelley

Denise said...

Those old buildings are fascinating, ones I had never seen before. Thanks Betsy, this post has been a real education and of course I always love your photographs.

I haven't tried the new editor out yet. I'm too comfy with the old one. It usually takes being shot out of a cannon for me to get out of my comfort zone :)))

Rose said...

thanks for the tour of the buldings, water wheel and they were like a person was with you. great history. thanks for your comment on my post re crying. let's have a race. do you or myself shed tears faster? sounds like you and I would need alot of tissue. cry at movies, church etc. it's healthy. take care rose

imac said...

Love your Header Betsy, and whats this, you sitting on a grinding stone, lol, of all the places to take a rest.lol.
Neat places these mills, are they not.

Happy Sun - Day.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The corn crib looks familiar. Used to be a favorite place for the cats to hang around waiting on a rat or mouse to move.

I enjoyed your pictures as usual. They are all nice. Have you tried using Windows Live? I use it when I am on the PC but there is nothing like it for the Mac.

Have a nice day.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I enjoyed all your posts about Cades Cove, Betsy! It really is so historical and I enjoyed your narration. I learned something new about the bonus that shucking a red corn gives!

I guess I've been using the new Blogger editor although the only change I've noticed it the way photos are selected and dripped into the blog. I hope more changes aren't going to pop up suddenly!