Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Lovingly fun rebuilding
I was invited out to give my opinion on the best way to do some chinking and got to see this little gem.
Once a manger or barn, it is now being turned into a little out-building for poker games and evenings sitting on the porch cooking and watching the camp fire (a Daniel Boone like man-cave?).
Although the building still has round logs (and had probably never been chinked before) it should be no trouble chinking between the logs.
Although still a little way from being finished, the poker table (old butcher block) sits inside and the porch is already looking real nice for a rocker.
And the owner also had a split rail fence he had done himself.
Once finished I can see them spending lots of time sitting on the porch.
I had to drive through Pendelton Mo. so made a point of checking to see if any old buildings still stood.
This nice, well preserved school was still in town.
And the chalk boards were on the east and north side.
I don't know if this is where the chalk boards had always been, but that is where they are now.
Just a guess however.
Inside it looked as if it still had it's big old stove.
I know, you have to protect them. But picking the right siding is important.
Just a pet-peeve of mine.
Population in 2010 was around 50.
This pretty, old farm house and the school and church and a few houses are all that still mark Pendelton.
Oh, yea, . . . they still have a tavern.
But the log cabin and old school are cool.