The rebirth of a country school

Month: September 2017

Ramble Away

Last weekend was a busy one. The River Road Ramble open schoolhouse and yard sale was a huge success.  We were so excited to see all of you out here.  We had lots of visitors stop by.

And inside, so many great conversations!  Visitors whose moms, or dads, aunts or uncles attended school here or taught school here. It was wonderful to meet you all and I hope you come back soon – stop by anytime and say Hi!   Of course, I put up my display of found items, pictures (those I could find – I apparently hid a box of these from myself)


And another vote:  which color for the bell tower?




Sunday – what do you do after a long day in the hot sun?  Sleep in, naps and movie watching, of course.  Work?  Maybe next week.



A picture speaks a thousand words, so here we go!

A beautiful morning and a beautiful new red roof!  Words don’t begin to describe how good it feels to get to this point.  Everything we’ve done over the last 3 years has been with the goal of prepping for the roof, and there it is.  I really love seeing it as I’m rounding the corner on 87 (and can’t wait to see it after Farmer George harvests his corn this year from across the field!)

Another view (because I assume everyone is as infatuated with it as I am)

This is was an in-progress view when it was all hands on deck, literally!


In dismantling the old roof, the roof caps were really cool.  These almost went back up on the roof, but at the last minute we decided to leave them off in case we can think of another cool use for them where they can be seen up close. 

Next decision is going to be whether we do the bell tower in copper, or leave it tin like it is.  I like it better against the red now than I did before, so maybe I’ll solicit another round of votes at the River Road Ramble.

Speaking of the ramble, everyone be sure to stop by the

River Road Ramble

A motor tour of the River Road and Hwy 87

September 23rd, pretty much all day

You know how we like to talk about the school  We’d love to show it off in person and we will have the pictures of how it used to be and former classmates there too.  Stop on by, we would love to see you all!


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