Sunday, April 20, 2008

A little TLC...

Our sweet old spring house is getting some much needed attention ...finally. It has been in a sorry state for some time, but when a big sycamore branch broke a hole in the roof awhile back, it was the final assault. When it rains hard, we always needed to be sure there was an empty bucket to catch it below. Happily, on Friday the roof was repaired and new shingles are on the way in this upcoming week.The stone walls will need some shoring up, as well, which will be a little more work, but I'm glad it's finally getting done. I was starting to fear waking up to a pile of rubble one day. When the work is completed, I will make a spiffy new wreath for the door and plant some hollyhocks on either side of the entrance.

3 comments:

Clare said...

Is there a well inside the spring house, Sue? Do you use this for irrigation, or drinking as well?

Cool building, glad it's getting some TLC!

Susan said...

We have a separate well now, but there is a disabled pump in the spring house.Not sure exactly how it was utilized in bygone days, but it does sit on top of a spring. The ground level sits in water. The upstairs is used for storage.

kansasrose said...

I love the looks of it. :)

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