Cabano

 

HISTORY

The Cabano was the homestead's tool shed. It is still full of antique tools for you to see and learn about. If you visit on our Acadian Days(Aug 10th-15th), you will also get to witness some of the tools in action. For example, our Scythe cutting demonstration to trim the lawn, as they did in earlier days. You may not recognise all the items in the shed, as some were specifically used in the collection of clams, a very important food source for Acadians back in the day. In fact, there are many locals in Chezzetcook who still make their living by digging for them in the flats.



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TOOL INVENTORY

Weight testers used in grain elevators to test scales

Strainer

Shovel

Wagon Wheels

Skates

Wool Carders

Double Ox Yoke(handmade by local Lawrence Bellefontaine)

Flail used to thresh grain

Shingle maker

Pig Split

Clam Hoes

Scallop/Oyster Dragger

Wooden block

Eel trap

Clam fork

Hand drill

Bailor

Brace bit

Rake

Wheel barrow

Hoe

Rope

Swivel tree(wagon part)

Cant hook

Broad axe

Ice saw

Lantern

Butter Churner

Hay fork

Fire shovel

Hand plainer

CN Railway lantern

Hammer

Horse Shoe

Tabacco cutter

Milk bucket

Milk canisters

Pliers

Well bucket

Tree hoe

Scythe

Brush Scythe

 


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  • Bake for an event;
  • etc.
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