We don't have a lot of the history on this house. It's something we'll look for once we settle down a bit more. But goodness, these walls - and woods - do talk. With each layer peeled back, or each new look in the barn, or another corner dug deeper, or one more walk taken, we uncover something from yesteryear. Something that tells us just a little bit more about what happened here and when. (We're left to guess a lot at the 'who,' which is a fun venture in itself.)
Some of these hidden treasures are less then pleasant (shall we talk about the bathroom plumbing we uncovered?). Some of them are mysterious. Some of them are beautiful and we hope - and try - to restore or salvage.
All of them remind us that this space we call home has already been alive so much longer than any of us. And it makes me wonder what will be left behind of "us" in many years to come, and what stories it will tell.