“Digging a Hole”

“Snapshot Saturday”

A traditional woodsman using a tomahawk to dig a hole.

The aroma of fresh-turned earth filled the air as a traditional woodsman dug a hole for a station camp’s angled ridge pole using the blade of his tomahawk. Damp, loose soil in the sequestered hollow piled up quickly. By nightfall the shelter’s ridge and rafters awaited a brush covering. Old Northwest Territory, one hill east of the River Raisin, 1794.

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