Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Swinging Bridges and Farmhouses

Life on the farm, as we call it, is pretty peaceful. I always sit and work with my window open, gives me the feeling of being outside. About 4 years ago my decided to build a house. My father-in-law had purchased this property and told us he would give us some of the land and we could build there. We immediately jumped on this. I only had 2 requests, red roof with a wrap-around porch, and this is what he chose. I do like this house but it is way to big even for a family of 4. We are on the only house here for about 70 acres. This property had no bridge and the people who lived here before just drove through the creek. Yes, you heard me right, drove through the creek, well when it was low. Otherwise, they used this swinging bridge. I have walked across this many times since living here, but at this moment this bridge is in poor condition, and I would not attempt to cross unless a raving maniac was after me. I would love to get this repaired but it is very expensive to do and with needing so many more things I just don't think that would be a good decision. Now, we do have a car bridge now, and I am oh so thankful for this. We too drove through the creek a few times. The water would only be about 2 or 3 inches on your tires. Otherwise, if the water was too high, we drove around was used to be an old mining road and actually drove down to our house. I could tell you some stories about coming down this road in bad weather, but I just don't have the time. You see, I am supposed to be transcribing right now as we speak. Gosh, I have to get more disciplined. I am definitely losing my discipline right now.

Here are pics of our house and of the swinging bridge.


1 comment:

  1. your house is gorgeous! that's the exact roof I want!!! someday.... paying for the bathroom these days!


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