It is a Noble Fir - and it is quite noble - smelling delicious - and fresh dug from a local farm. It is a lovely tree and will make a great addition to our landscape.
Tomorrow it gets to come indoors for a bit of tree trimming.
Took some time today to regroup, clean up and cleaning out the studio which seems to get cluttered so quickly. So to that end the antique buffet has actual counter space again, its warm brown bees waxed surface visible again! Little Christmas trees stand lined up, having been liberated from the clutter that had surrounded them.
A little garland hangs on the wall surrounded by the upright beams that carpenters had erected in a post and beam fashion back in the 1890's. Horses were parked here back in those days and the beams shown signs of horse nibbling with some areas that are more worn down others I guess from the busy teeth of antsy horses waiting impatiently for their owners.
So this barn has taken on new life as a studio for our little business and a warm and nurturing place to be creative, and to reflect on life gone by - those simpler times.
|A paper garland adds a little winter sparkle.|
|In the 1890's carpenters left their marks with Roman numerals to guide their building. See the three hatch marks scratched in the beams along with the pegs to make sure all was well with the building!|