I just knew what he was thinking! Ross had his wheels turning (look out!). He started talking about our pre civil war house on our property, just a short distance from our mill house. I am thinking to myself, I just know he's going to say it! So I said it.....Don't even think about it Mr. Halverson! We have not even finished the mill yet. He said it.....Never say never! It can be done.....we just start by doing this and that and the other thing. I had to remind him that we do not have the budget for this very delapitated house.
On this property besides this pre civil war house, there is also an old greenhouse. The last person to ever live in that house, was born and raised there. He never married nor had children. He used this greenhouse to raise and sell geraniums. I have in my plans someday to fix up this old greenhouse. I called dibs on this structure when we purchased this property! This gentleman who resided on this property was also a blacksmith. Yes, this property also has an old blacksmith shop which is also delapitated. My husband called dibs on that structure.
In fact he has managed to clean out one side of the blacksmith shop. This property is very unique and we are very blessed to own it. Right now we are just dreamers and can only imagine and visualize all the possibilities in which to make these other buildings beautiful again. This is where the need to win the lottery comes in to play, hahaha!
We are on a very strict budget and now the only way these structures can come to be again is by winning the lottery. So in the meantime, we dream, and dream big! Here are some photos of the old house, greenhouse, and blacksmith shop.
|This is the pre civil war homestead on our property not far from the mill house. The siding on this house has asbestos on it and would cost a fortune to remove it. Underneath is this beautiful, weathered white clapboard.|
|This is the blacksmith shop. Half side is almost cleaned out, but oy vay ! look at the mess in the other side!|
|Remnants left inside of this blacksmith shop just as they were left from the previous owner.|
|Here is a view of the asbestos covered greenhouse. Oh, the possibilities!|