This week, we had a temperature drop of about 20 degrees, with highs in the low 80s instead of high 90s-very unusual for August! We’ve been doing a lot of work around the farm-Miles finished the 7.5-foot tall deer fence that completely circles the orchard, house, and Christmas trees, and we have been clearing out brush and debris from this “production area” inside the new fence.
It’s amazing to see the cedar planks that were cut and milled on the farm itself in the early 1900s. Some are scorched by a fire that happened in an older house where Miles’ grandparents lived when it burned down in about 1910, others are whitewashed—these older planks were reused when they rebuilt the “new” house that we’re working on now.
We’re planning to leave some of these walls uncovered, since they are beautiful and tell a story. Next step is to get an electrician in to replace the ancient wiring throughout the house-could be complicated since the entire house-every wall, ceiling, and floor are built of these solid planks.