Schoolhouse with snow

Gallery of Photos – the School

The End, and the beginning

Well, my friends, we have come to the end. We set out to save this school, to re-imagine it as a home for us. We have done…

A Visit from St Nicolas

Adapted from the original by Clement Clarke Moore ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the school Not a power drill was running, not one single…

Over the Top

Such a great labor day weekend!!! After 5 long years (could it be that long??) of worrying over the bell tower – first trying to stabilize it,…

A home like everyone else.

We’ve experienced a true change from ongoing construction site to feeling like a proper home. Even though it’s been almost 4 years since we sold my house…

Summertime

This past month has had it’s ups and downs. We lost a huge part of our lives and our schoolhouse team when my mom Bonnie passed away….

Frosting

Quite a few times lately I’ve found myself saying you can’t look at cake batter and declare a cake is ugly. You have to wait until it’s…

Springing into Work

Spring has arrived (I think) and we are making some progress. Being home more right now gave us the opportunity to get a little creative. We had…

Progress in a Time of Quarantine

OK, maybe I”m being a little bit dramatic, but it would be a great name for a novel! I’m not writing a novel, just a quick update…

Waiting. Waiting

January started with such promise, we were so excited about the progress made on the bell tower, It’s still something to look at each time we come…

The Bell! The Bell! The Bell!

In case you didn’t guess, I have GREAT news about the Bell! It’s in!! But before we get there, remember where we started? First, there was this……

Happy Thanksgiving, with all the Trimmings!

Honestly, I wanted to call this post “Happy Brown Friday”, but there were misgivings in the school about that title being misinterpreted. So trimmings it is. After…

And Snow it Begins…

We had a record turn out for the River Road Ramble this year. It was so good to see all of you there again, we loved talking…

River Road Ramble – Come on Over!

The annual River Road Ramble is coming up Saturday, Sept 28th! For those of you that haven’t joined us in the past, it’s a self-guided tour and…

Moving forward, finally!

After what seemed like a super busy summer where we really didn’t get much done inside, I finally have something to show! Here it is almost Labor…

Someone Smashed My SheShed!

Well, OK, maybe it was a tree, and maybe the SheShed was just an old outbuilding that I was thinking about converting to a chicken coop, but…

A short pre-holiday note

We have remained tied up in chopping apart that tree (see earlier post), so this one won’t have much meat. But I didn’t want to leave you…

Late Homework

OK, so I’m a bit tardy on a new post – seeing that it was still snowing heavily on my last one. To my defense, it is…

A bit of Historical Color

Long ago, as we we’re in the process of dismantling the school several years past, we discovered, way back behind some of the wainscot and lath &…

Last.

No nono, don’t get the wrong idea – this certainly isn’t the end! But we have had some pretty significant lasts the last few weeks. I’ll start…