Friday, December 4, 2009

Week of November 06, 2005

Week of November 06, 2005 - Hand Hewn Beams

The beams in our basement are tree trunks with the bark still on them. The main beams are hand hewn.

"A home built for the ages recalls the hallmarks of old time craftsmanship expressed in durable materials shaped by caring hands."

Week of October 20, 2005

Week of October 20, 2005 - Our Stove

The original owner of the stove was Julia Eichermuller. She purchased the stove in 1925-1926. She used it up to the time her grandson, Bill Z (owner of J.Y.D. Antiques in Wilmot, WI) inherited it and then sold it to me for my "New" house. It has four gas burners, gas over, gas boiler and storage space. The "retro" stove has dual enamel color, and the standard luster of nickel and chrome.

The kitchen and its stove fueled the home and family of the 1920's and were central to all home activities.

"An old house has a soul nurtured by the passage of time."

Week of October 08, 2005

Week of October 08, 2005 - Camper Down Elm's

Gary cut the Camper Down Elm trees. We are sad to see them go. We contacted both a local nursery and the UW Extension Services and after much discussion it was determined that the trees had to come down. They most likely were infected and would not have survived grafting.