1. rq says

    It was a shed-raising affair in the last two photos -- mid-raising and on completion. Not the safest worksite I’ve ever visited, true, but it had to be done.

  2. says

    It reminds you that old buildings only remain standing because someone has looked after them. Friends of mine are part owners of a farm that’s been in the same family for 160 years, and all the stone buildings would be an untidy heap of stones and grass if no-one did any maintenance.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    Love the log building in the first. What are those textile thingies outside the wall?

    The last picture also shows why the shed had to be raised, right? Contact to the ground would rot it.

  4. rq says

    Not sure about that textile, pretty sure it’s just decorative and pretty old itself -- it’s on the wall of the other half of the shed (it was, as it were, built in parts, where the original could also be 150+ years old). Yeah, the shed was first built right on the ground with no foundation -- add that to buildings’ tendency to sink around here due to a high water table, and we ended up pulling that corner up about 70cm to level it out. Next need a solution for the new large rodent entrance all along the bottom.

    That tree, though. It is super-tall, you can see it from all around, and it aten’t dead yet, either. Seems less evil than the previous.

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