Looks like very interesting work- I love old buildings and am always looking around trying to spot houses with potential!
Lovely photos Donna - what a great and unusual career.
How refreshing to see when I live in a city that tears everything down after only a few years. If I were a building I woulr be long gone.
What fun! I love those old buildings.Jane
Can I come and play with you!??!!?FUN!!!!~and lots of HARD work!!!good for you!When I was 12, my father moved us to upstate NY and bought 150+ acres, borderd by all this state land and bought a saw mill. We cut the logs, etc. and built a REAL log cabin. Had an old stone foundation there to begin with, so redid the stone work, before bldg. Cooked on wood stove, totally self sufficient. I thought my life had come to an end... lolI'm so happy I had that experience.We chinked the logs with a mix of cement, sawdust from the mill, straw and I don't know what else. I remember peeling the logs with a flattened out hoe. We canned 800+ qts in a travel trailer that summer while he was bldg it, all grown in our garden. Ugh!~Makes me tired thinking about it, but it was fun. Had every animal imaginable. lolOh, he cut the shingles himself too.Old stone lined well was there next to the house..