Photo a Day Challenge


A costumed German settler swings his blurred mallet as he splits wood on a stump inside his machine shed on the Koepsell Farm (1880)  developed by Pomeranian immigrants.  The Machine Shed originated in town of Mequon, Ozaukee County.

11 responses

  1. well appropriate for the theme. Love to see a German settler …

    July 18, 2011 at 7:11 am

  2. Wood splitting is something I could watch for hours, LOL

    July 18, 2011 at 7:17 am

  3. That mallet sure takes a beating!

    July 18, 2011 at 7:40 am

  4. Hi Lois,
    That would probably hurt if he missed. Great shot. Have a great day!


    July 18, 2011 at 8:40 am

  5. such hard work! Modern inventions are not always for the better, but this looks tiring.

    July 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

  6. Your blur is really effective in illustrating some of the actions that go into splitting wood and the storyboard completes the explanation. There was lots of boring scut work that had to be done in order to survive in the early settlement days.Might be interesting to us but to do it day in and day out must’ve been dreadful. But your photos are wonderful!

    July 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

  7. Your blur just emphasises the effort he is putting into this necessary chore.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  8. Bobbie

    Nice snapshot of life in the past.

    July 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm

  9. Steven

    Nice trio of images. I don’t think I have seen a tool like that before, and there has to be some advantage to splitting wood while sitting down.

    July 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm

  10. Tammy

    Love your collage of photos…really gets your story across!

    July 20, 2011 at 11:22 am

  11. very cool blur –

    July 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm

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