In which we tear stuff down and the rainy weather doesn't help us much
Here's the overhead photo of Haiku Farm, taken before we moved in.
|I added these captions in 2009. Oh, such plans!|
Here's the overhead photo from 2014
|Captions show the changes we've made since moving here|
A farm is always a work in progress, and Haiku Farm is no exception. In the nearly !!six!! years we have been here, we've gradually torn out some ratty outbuildings and gradually built up more useful stuff, like the barn, and the garden.
|Too much gravity.|
>>many paragraphs of unfriendly words deleted<<
>>I'm still thinking unfriendly words, though<<
|Jim and his Sawzall. It's a beautiful thing.|
|Jim and Jason with saws and ropes...and rain|
And because our friends are wonderful people
|The wall comes tumbling down|
|Take a chunk of wall, and throw it on the dump-trailer!|
in the pouring rain, in February
|Wall #1 gone, we begin cutting apart Wall #2|
and helped us tear down the shed.
|The Usual Suspects, wet and filthy, but triumphant|
|Photo for comparison: the Usual Suspects |
at the PNER Convention last weekend
Just when we were really feeling wet and sorry for ourselves, the neighbors showed up!
|We met these boys the first day we moved here. They have grown taller and |
more handsome since then, but they are still just as lovely
|The boys pulled down the white interior wall that was covering up an|
old exterior wall--the collapsed part of the shed was added
to the original building by the farm's prior owners
|Homemade veggie chili!|
That's how we do things here.
It's not always fun. It's not always warm and dry.
But (with help from our friends and neighbors) it's Good.