The rebirth of a country school

Month: January 2015

A winter’s thaw

I’ve rebuilt the schoolhouse!  OK, well, not really, actually with wood and brick, but in my mind, about a thousand times.  I’ve got some great ideas and some draft paper -what more is really needed??  Since the first call for ideas went out, the schoolhouse plan has included a second story, removed the second story, moved the theoretical kitchen to 4 different places and the stairs to the basement to 5.  It’s probably good it’s all on paper right now….

But aside from dreaming, we come to visit all the time, as do our neighbors and friends who stop by.  We so much appreciate the visits – I believe our schoolhouse gets lonely.

Last week was gloriously sunny -for about 30 min, but long enough to see this interesting perspective.

January skyWhile I was up there, there were other interesting sites to see, like the ongoing battle of the raccoons.  We’ve decided that if they are there now, they will stay there til spring, when we serve another eviction notice.

Raccoon highway 2   Raccoon highway 1

Raccoon highway 1



So back inside we went.

Crime scene or...

Crime scene or…

The blue tape was not evidence of a crime scene, but of future possibilities for walls or stairs or who knows.  Whaddya think about a coffee/beer tap/cinnamon roll dispenser?  Ah the possibilities are endless!


Looking back

A look back.

Here are some pictures I’ve featured before.  If you click on each, it gives a bit more information about the picture in the title.

In the spirit of the new year, I’ve changed the way comments are entered – added a box to include your name and email.  Once you’ve added it the first time and I’ve confirmed it as a real person, your posts will appear immediately in future posts.  I’m hoping this will encourage you all to comment and add your thoughts to any posts throughout the next year.




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