Tilting: House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, by Robert Mellin

By Robert Mellin

The most effective reviews of vernacular structure and winner of the distinguished Winterset Literary Award is now to be had ina paperback version. Tilting is writer Robert Mellin's own account of the homes, outbuildings, furnishings, instruments, fences, docks, and lifestyle of a fishing village on a small island far flung the Canadian coast. half magazine, half sketchbook, half oral background, Tilting is a treasure chest of a ebook that provides new discoveries with every one studying and a reminder of the easier features of existence and construction.

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Animal husbandry based on the old, Irish homeland system of open field grazing or commonage (communal grazing)4 was once the style in Tilting. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Tilting’s residents kept hundreds of sheep and many cows, goats, pigs, and chickens. Fences were used to keep animals out of gardens and off the top of root cellars, rather than to keep them penned in. On my first trip to Tilting, I had to stop my car to wait for a large herd of roaming horses to cross the road.

Bunker Hill 5. Backside 6. Lighthouse Hill 7. Morey’s Point 8. France’s Cove 9. Kelly’s Island 10. Johnson’s Bridge 11. The Old Cemetery 12. Johnson’s Rock 13. Murray’s Island 14. Church Lane 15. The Church 16. The Cemetery 17. Henan’s Hill 18. Henan’s Pond 19. The Pond Tickle Rocks 20. The Pond Tickle 21. Ter’s Tickle 22. Uncle Ter’s Island 23. Peter’s Cove and John Haughton’s Rock 24. Collybou, Hay’s Point, ­­­­4 0 t i lt i n g 50. Tickle of the Head 51. Rock of the Head 52. Oliver’s Cove Head 53.

Eastern Point 72. The Cod Bag 73. Wing Point 74. Pigeon Island 75. Shallop Rock 76. Landing Cove 77. Western Point 78. Garrison Point 79. The Harbour 80. Greene’s Point 81. The Little Harbour Rock 82. The Big Harbour Rock and Barnacle Pond 83. Bullock’s Island and Coleman’s Cove 84. Blubber Cove 85. Coleman’s Lane 86. The Rock 87. Martin’s Hill 88. The Rock in the Garden 89. Higgin’s Height or Cluett’s Height 90. Hurley’s Island or Reardon’s Island 91. Davis’s Point 92. The Bottom of the Pond 93.

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