Things have slowed here. The heat and humidity have made it more than unpleasant to spend time working on the house. We have done some small things and have (once again) altered a portion of our plan. This time we've made a change to one of the out-buildings. There is a shed that is about 25 feet from the mud room (soon to be laundry room) on the west side of the house. Originally we had planned and gotten approval to take it down. But after removing some of the boards across the front we came up with another idea. We decided to level it, add supports to it and screen it in and make an outdoor dining/cooking area. I plan to build a brick oven/BBQ at one end and put a big table and storage at the other end. Here are a couple of pictures:
Neither of us wanted to take the building down and now we have a plan to keep it alive for another 150 years. It will be ready for get togethers with any and all who come to see us in the future. But give us a couple of months to get it done...
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't see something that is picture worthy. From early morning sunrises to late evening fireflies this place has so much natural beauty. Here are a few pictures I've taken in the last couple of weeks:
Early morning looking over the corn field
A little bit later.
Early evening looking across the road.
It's not photo shopped, it really looks this way as the sun goes down.
Not too bad to look at each evening sitting by the fire.
A new friend we found on the front porch.
There are so many things that we want to do and will do once the weather settles down a bit. We will have lots more to share come fall and winter. Stay tuned and we hope you are enjoying our adventures so far.