In order to explain to the local building inspector the alterations going on to the old farm house, it was necessary to have floor plans drawn up. Drawing of first floor below is basically what the old house looked like when purchased. Only minor changes will be taking place. Living room, entry hall, entry porch and study will be repaired but not altered. Doorway into pantry from dining room will be removed so that pantry can be used as a downstairs bathroom. Kitchen will bec
Bringing in the hay. Not me, of course. I'm just a "faux farmer". I am available for photo ops, however. A gentleman who has been harvesting the hay for years on the property stopped by and asked if he could hay the meadow. Ended up with 22 rounds of hay.
Tangledweed is a huge old place and badly in need of a new roof. Fairview Roofing took the challenge in May to re-roof the place but, with all the rain this Spring, didn't make it here until the end of July. But once they got here they moved through the job in a total of four days. First staging up on July 28, starting at noon. West roof off and re-roofed on July 31, East roof. rear, off & replaced August 1, front roof off & replaced August 2 and on August 3 roofers came back
Tangledweed is the perfect "holiday house" according to Rick Houldsworth, expert carpenter. I couldn't agree more. Look at the old place decked out with patriotic banners and flags for the Fourth. Imagine what the place will look like at Christmas with a sparkling Christmas tree in the window!
After three months of hard work I finally have a moment to update the blog, if I can remember how to. As the nasty winter weather finally left the Berkshires (in June I think) we focused on the outside of the the house. Front porch is finished and the house welcomed it's first overnight guests: My son James & his girlfriend Alissa (and camera hog, Buoy). Note in the background paint has been stripped off the clapboards.