September 25, 2017

It was twelve short months ago when Missy & I drove to Stockbridge to look at property available for sale. One place really intrigued me: The Palmer Farm in Stockbridge. I felt certain Missy would be terrified of the place, based on the exterior pictures I saw on line....

August 6, 2017

 In March, held up by bottle jacks...

Rebuilt to it's 1888 condition. Primed and ready for paint. Notice how Buoy the Buhund sneaks into so many pictures?

August 6, 2017

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...

August 6, 2017

 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.

August 6, 2017

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...

August 6, 2017

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 Chri...

August 6, 2017

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...

April 30, 2017

No sheep to tend to so Buoy watches the final burn of the season.

 Cools himself off afterwards in the vernal pond on the property.

April 30, 2017

Missy loves swinging a sledge hammer or crowbar whenever she gets the chance. And no one dresses better than she does while destroying a wall. Here she is removing the closet in the apartment to make the space work more efficiently. Not sure this is OSHA compliant...

April 30, 2017

When the house was acquired I told Missy I'd love to put the old kitchen sink "under glass" because it was like a piece of folk art. But that old issue of water damage had other ideas. One day I noticed the soap stone sink had sunk a bit in the back. After investigatio...

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