January 1

Emergency….ish

There are many projects on the homestead which need our attention, in fact, not surprisingly, the list is insanely long. However, the one that came screaming to the front of the line, like a drunken yinzer at last call, was actually one we thought we had the most time to address. This particular project is the repair/reconstruction of our spring house as it is our primary source of water. Literally within 2 weeks of us closing on the property, the small cracks and gaps in one of the walls finally opened up and collapsed. This beautiful stone structure likely predates the main house as it was customary 200 years ago, dare we say, necessary to secure and develop your water source first, then build your shelter. The spring house has had little to no maintenance in the last 100 years, and is a testament to the quality of the original construction. It is amazing it’s even still standing……sort of. Join us as we work to save and repair a heritage structure, as well as preserve the lifeblood of our homestead.


Tags

historical, rebuilding, spring, springhouse, water source


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