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. The Big Sandy Valley. A history of the people and country from the earliest settlement to the present time. mill up in one cornerof our cabin. First, there is a large rock, called thebedstone, nearly the size of a small cart wheel and 62 HANNAH OF KENTUCKY rough on the upper side; on top is placed another ofthe same size, with a large opening into which the graincan be poured. This rock is calledthe runner. Around these two, en-circling them as a hoop does a bar-rel, is a broad band of woodwith a spout in one side to^ let the meal run out when thecorn has been ground.Another hole, butshallow

. The Big Sandy Valley. A history of the people and country from the earliest settlement to the present time. mill up in one cornerof our cabin. First, there is a large rock, called thebedstone, nearly the size of a small cart wheel and 62 HANNAH OF KENTUCKY rough on the upper side; on top is placed another ofthe same size, with a large opening into which the graincan be poured. This rock is calledthe runner. Around these two, en-circling them as a hoop does a bar-rel, is a broad band of woodwith a spout in one side to^ let the meal run out when thecorn has been ground.Another hole, butshallow Stock Photo
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. The Big Sandy Valley. A history of the people and country from the earliest settlement to the present time. mill up in one cornerof our cabin. First, there is a large rock, called thebedstone, nearly the size of a small cart wheel and 62 HANNAH OF KENTUCKY rough on the upper side; on top is placed another ofthe same size, with a large opening into which the graincan be poured. This rock is calledthe runner. Around these two, en-circling them as a hoop does a bar-rel, is a broad band of woodwith a spout in one side to^ let the meal run out when thecorn has been ground.Another hole, butshallow, in the uppersurface of the runner,near the outer edge, isintended for a polefastened in firmly, itsV upper end runninginto a hole in apuncheon made fastto the floor above;thus two people may work at turning the runner anddivide the labor. It is not easy to move this upper rock around on thebedstone because of its roughness, so when Billy and Iwork the mill, mother or father must help us start it;but once in motion we can keep it going and feed inthe corn at the same time, although it is wearisomelabor.. Frjtnk, J Mvr i THE HOMINY BLOCK 63 THE HOMINY BLOCK No sooner was the hand mill set up than father de-cided we would make a hominy block, so that it mightnot be necessary for us to call upon theneighbors fbr theirs. First, he took a block of woodabout three feet high, and so largearound that I could barely claspit with both arms. In thetop he burned a deep hole,and afterward scraped itout until it was almostas smooth as the inside

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