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This required the sugar estate owner to have a sugar mill near the fields.The cane was fed through rollers that were powered by either animals, men, wind or water.The trash house was an important part of the operation.The expended cane was placed in the trash house to dry and then was later used to fire the furnaces.The boiling house was extremely hot and sometimes water had to be poured on the shingled roof to keep it from catching fire.
The patio at the front of the house is paved with brick.
Only the first floor remains but the few stones above the first floor indicate that the whole house was once stone.
by the Italian Pompeo Batoni, now in the National Gallery of Jamaica, represents a young man who sat for the painter during his “Grand Tour” to the Continent.
The brown sugar was then sun dried and packed into hogsheads, large barrels that held 1,500 pounds of sugar.
Auxiliary operations of the harvest included the cutting of the cane, hauling of the cane, usually by ox cart, and hauling the expended cane stalks after the rolling process to the trash house.