Though somehow a few of you knew we were in town anyway. Oh Lewisburg!
Yesterday morning started suuuper early for us, but we had a long day ahead of us. We've been working on the dating of the Barracks and are hoping to present our results in late May, but we keep getting stuck on a bit of a mystery.
Now I'm not going to tell you all the details here, no siiir, but let's just say not everything in the Barracks is as it seems.
So we needed to collect a few more cores to help clear up the mystery. We also needed to measure the diameter of all the logs we've sampled thus far (for Kristen's dissertation), so we figured yesterday was a great day to go do it.
While we were there, we ran into Mark Bowe from Barnwood Builders, who has worked on much of the restoration of the Barracks. You could say it has taken a village to get the Barracks where it is today, and Mark, Shawn, and I are part of that village. It was really cool to meet Mark and talk wood. I could have swapped notes all day long, but Mark is a busy man and the HTP had more work to do!