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.