Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Smoke House, Done

I burned the midnight oil finishing the Smoke House this summer. It's not like I had a lot of spare time around here, but it was something I wanted to do and I had some real fun doing it.

 I mounted some old rusty Buck Saws that I'm sure were my great grandpas on the outside.
  The Smoke House is electricity free, so candles and solar lights are a necessity. June found this super cute lantern.

You can see there is plenty of daylight peeking between the boards, but this little space is just meant to be a dry place to camp in the summer.

 On one window hole I added a sheet of wavy glass that was laying in the barn, and a few bottles (also laying around).
 On the other two holes I just put in those adjustable window screens.
I have several old paintings from generations of artistic relatives floating around. This was painted by my grandmother.

Outside I added some solar lights to guide the way and transplanted a few native ferns here and there and some chain from the hardware store as a rain chain to reduce erosion.

And as an homage to one of the many incarnations of the Smoke House, I got out my paints and added a few friends to peek out at guests.