Friday, April 07, 2006

carving out a space

The old farmhouse is stranded, high and dry. The heavy equipment has carefully carved out the rich black topsoil and underlying clay. It creates a platform on which to display the home. Whereas before it looked lonely sitting on the empty land, it now looks fanciful and silly - a giant wedding cake on a bed of cinnamon and chocolate, waiting to be decorated.

The house was spared the wrecking balls that took the barns and silo. And now it seems, evidenced by the care to preserve it in place, that it will probably be moved to another site.

It will be exciting to see the home take on a new life, and once again be surrounded by trees that anchor to the land.


Floridacracker said...

I hope you're right on the moving.

srp said...

This would be really great news. It looks like a sturdy and lovely home.

pablo said...

I'm pleased that something is being done to preserve the house. And you're right about the trees. It needs some trees surrounding it.