April 9, 2017

The bathroom in the apartment section of the house needed work. The apartment will soon be separated completely from the old house so the doorway in the back of the picture will be closed off, tub will swing around to where the doorway was (giving those bathing a beaut...

April 9, 2017

Stage one: old, drippy ceiling needs to go!

 Stage two: Old ceiling gone, now a pile of debris on the kitchen floor

 Stage three; Ceiling now open, revealing knob & tube wiring. Soon the area will have new wiring and plumbing for a  full bathroom above.

 St...

April 9, 2017

Missy removed a built in bookcase in the parlor to reveal the old wallpaper behind it...

 She went a little crazy attacking the bookcase and part of the wall went with it. The plaster was weakened there by large nails.

 Sample of oldest wallpaper from parlor...three leve...

April 9, 2017

When asked to name the greatest invention of the last 500 years I always say "indoor plumbing". So nice to know one flush carries everything away to parts unknown (when you're on a public sewer system that is). Septic systems give you an unwanted chance to address your...

April 9, 2017

Ahhh, Mud Season in the Berkshires. Missy is probably regretting the choice of white for her ride. The rest of our vehicles are mudding it out pretty well. I took her car to the car wash this weekend when the dried on clay proved a bit hard to chip away.

April 9, 2017

Looking a bit like Indiana Jones, Rick is bound & determined to dry out this basement. He laid out an elaborate canal system to carry the water out. He is seen here drilling into the old cisterns to drain them of any residual water. Later Jimmy dropped 5 tons of gravel...

April 2, 2017

An old Norwegian shepherding dog, Buoy Buhund is right at home on the farm. Now he needs some sheep to tend. He has free reign over the 7.5 acres and I let him off leash when I'm outside. His favorite place to explore is near the old hay rake, which is very close to th...

April 2, 2017

Our old friend Digger returns with the Bobcat an builds an amazing fire. Rick started the blaze and Digger is an old pro at feeding the flames and story telling. Since, by law, I have to stay with the burn while it's happening, I spent hours trading tales with Digger....

April 2, 2017

The name of the game at Tangledweed is salvage and reuse. We removed the old fir floor from the summer kitchen in order to replace a bit of rotted sill and joists beneath. Carefully salvaged the floor boards and moved them to the barn with the goal of reinstalling them...

April 2, 2017

The Palmer's have been gone for 60 years but Rick uncovered a reminder of their ownership when he took down a few boards in the summer kitchen. Written in charcoal he found the initials of the Palmer's. Can't read them all but Louise and Mabel and Will are probably rep...

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