Archive for ‘Batsto Village’

November 24, 2012

Crib of corn

Inside a corn crib!

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a corn crib looks like?

You probably haven’t. The Wikipedia page has a photo of a corn crib interior right there, and I’m not sure whether or not corn cribs are even still used.

The outside of a corn crib! Will wonders never cease!


Corn cribs are/were a big bin for corn to be dried out and stored. This one in Batsto Village included a belt-and-shaft machine at the top (not currently visible) for shelling the corn first, powered by the nearby gristmill’s water turbine.

November 14, 2012

This beautiful state

Painters at Batsto Lake (10/26/12)

A month before Hurricane Sandy, I said:

Hey! I’ve got all these vacation days I need to use before the end of the year! What shall I do with them?

I decided:

I know! I’ll take a bunch of day trips around New Jersey!

I’ve lived in NJ my whole life, and I’ve barely seen a fraction of what this state has to offer! Heck, I’ve only ventured south of Sea Girt, what, three times?

And with all the photos I take on these expeditions, I’ll turn ‘New Providence Daily Photo’ into ‘New Jersey Daily Photo!’ Won’t that be great!

So during the week and a half before Hurricane Sandy, I enthusiastically climbed Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island, hiked around High Point State Park, and toured the Pine Barrens during cranberry season.

And then New Jersey was decimated by a hurricane.

So I might not be doing a lot more of that.

In the meantime, I am bursting at the seams with Jersey Pride, and I’ve stockpiled a bunch of tourist-y photos (like the one above) that I never got to show you guys.

Batsto Lake, part of Historic Batsto Village in the Pine Barrens, attracts local painters. (See, I have photographic evidence.)

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