Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Neighbors

I have said it here before but I'm going to say it again. I love my house. I love my actual house but I also love the location of my house. We are on about an acre of land. Right across the street is a river. And a bunch of cows. Behind us is forest for miles and miles and miles. Then there is this next door.




You cannot see the main house until the next photo but in this one you see an out building that used to house food and some livestock. Then see that rock out cropping on the right hand side of the photo? That is what remains of the old spring house. A spring house is a building that is built right on a natural spring as a means of keeping it cool. In the days before refrigerators you would keep things cool in the spring house. Milk, eggs, cheese. That kind of stuff.




Now here you can see a portion of the main house. It is a grand house with a rich history. Used to be the post office for our small community. That and other things. I should talk at length with Mrs. F about her home and give you some of that history. I could sit and talk with her for hours . . . and sometimes do.




If you haven't been here you should plan a visit soon. I'd love to have ya!
-dana

2 comments:

Christy said...

I love the look of the old outbuildings. I bet the house is beautiful.

We live on an acre too, but our surroundings aren't as pretty as yours. :)

Mary Jane said...

I would love to come for a visit! Maybe after your crazy month slows down. I love old buildings-who lived there? Who built them? What happened in their lives? If only blogs could be from the past too!

Mary Jane