Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Things Are Cooking Again!

And no, I'm not talking about Christmas cooking - although there is plenty of that going around this time of year.  What I'm talking about is the wood cookstove at the Round House!!!  Take a look ~

On Monday this week, my Dad and one of our friends (Vern) came to visit and to work - the goal was to get both the wood heating stove and the wood cook stove working in the Round House.  They accomplished both jobs and in very good order.  We are soooo excited!!!

Can you say warm and toasty?
They checked all of the stove pipe and the chimney outside - everything was in great shape even though it hadn't been used in years.  You can see from the photos that the cookstove especially is in need of a very good clean up, but then I am anxious to give it a try.  I'm hoping my friend Angie might offer some suggestions ;)

While they were here they also did some repair work on the cabin door, and looked at the best way to build a functional ramp on the building so that Bill (and others with disabilities) will be able to get in to this wonderful and historical place.  It will be wheelchair accessible!  This is such an exciting prospect for all of us.

Just wanted to check in with this latest news.  I'll leave you with more from around the Round House....Enjoy!

Iron bedstead (above) and wide plank floors.  More of those plank floors sitting beneath an antique spinning wheel and the current porch entrance (below).  You can see where the door needed repair, something that has now been done.

I'm so excited about the possibility of future Wool Workshops and Spinning-in-the-Round-House days as well as lots of other fun things.  I'm especially looking forward to the first time that Bill is able to make it back to this special place that he has been caretaker of for so long. 

I'll end this post with a final picture from outside the building, showing the huge oak tree that sits next to it on the northeast side.  On the south and west it is sheltered by pine trees.

What do you think?  Will you be able to come for a visit some time?  We sure hope so - the fire is on and the coffee will be perking!


June said...

It looks like a wonderful place to me, and I love a wood-stove. My daughter has a hundred year old farmhouse and heats with wood. I do wish I could visit you sometime! Merry Christmas!

Nancy said...

Cary, How exciting! I would LOVE to visit the round house and spin for a bit! not to mention a visit with you and Bill.
Tell Bill I was out in the barn the other day and couldn't tell which leg got hurt on my sweet sheep Pianissimo until I thought about sitting and bandaging her leg. Amazing. Thanks so much! Merry Christmas!

Kathy said...

Whoo Hoo! So happy for you!
With that wonderful wood heat... we could even have a spin in the middle of winter. And coffee made over a wood fire soemhow tastes soooo much better.
Merry Cristmas!

Kate said...

I would love to come for a visit! It looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jody said...

I truly wish I could come and visit such a wonderful place!!

Margaret at Heritage Yarns said...

So inviting, Cary! Yes, I would love to come for a visit, have a cup of coffee by the fire and feed those sheep babies vanilla wafers!

Renee said...

The pictures are just beautiful!! I guess I didn't realize you had this on your property! I would love to come for a visit...soon:) I also enjoyed the grandkids pictures! That is something I am looking forward to someday as mine have grown up quickly. Enjoy your holidays and all the beauty around you.

Shane said...

How simply DELIGHTFUL!
Love from MN,
Chiara Dowell of Little Flower Farm

Vermont Grand View Farm said...

Cary-What a charming little building.I can feel the charm of ages past! I would love to come to a class!