Saturday, June 02, 2007
Ever since we moved here, I have been in awe of the great beauty of the area. This area would not be what it is without the Iron Furnaces dotting the land. In fact, many of our roads are named after the furnaces that reside there.
Last week, we had a grand adventure on Matt's day off. We met up with two dear families and spent the ENTIRE day together. The morning we spent doing some local flea market thrifting and went to a livestock auction/carnival. (On Monday, I will show you the TREASURE I found...) Then, we headed to a local park for some lunch. This particular park houses one such furnace. Matt and I went to check it out.
This is how it 'used' to work. They would dump iron ore down the top of the furnace, melt it and then shape it. Looks a lot different now that it is 'retired'.
You just can't believe the size of this thing. This picture doesn't do it justice.
This one does a bit better job. Look closely and you will see Matt inside the furnace.