I came across a strange item last summer sticking out of the bank in the creek. It looks like some kind of screw-driven mechanism for moving fluids or a slurry. It might be used to grind material. It is made of both metal and wooden parts. It is about 3 ½ feet long. There appears to be a rotating metal parts inside the wooden body. I’ve looked in the library in old farm catalogs to see if I can identify it, but to no avail.
The WhatsitOne of these days I’ll buy a metal detector and poke around the property. I’m sure to find a lot of nails, pull tabs, and other assorted bits of junk. But you never know – I might find more bits ‘n pieces that tell the story of this place.