November 2nd, 2009
Exploring the stone yard
Posted by Francesca
When Sharkey and I were taking a walk around the farm the other day, we found an area, off the beaten path, that Martha calls her stone yard. You've probably noticed how Martha likes to collect interesting objects and that includes stones. Many different kinds of stones were used in building this farm and this stone yard is where all the leftover stones are kept. It's an interesting place to visit and you can get some really great ideas there.
1 Hey Sharkey - let's go explore over there. That's what Martha calls the 'stone yard.'
2 Here are the granite pillars Martha likes to use for things like her pergola. They're 18th century and she had them shipped all the way from China!
3 Oh look at these cobblestones. These were used to make the courtyard at the stable. They are old paving stones from Elizabeth, New Jersey.
4 Franny,I really like the color of these old bricks. They have a beautiful weathered look.
5 Look at these slate shingles. I think they were used on the roofs of the chicken coops.
6 These are heavy marble blocks. Martha used them on the floor of the kitchen. That's why they look so familiar.
7 There seem to be plenty of these bricks. Maybe we could use them to build a little house for ourselves.
8 I would definitely hang a sign that says 'no cats allowed.'
9 Right next to the stone yard is the wood yard. These planks were sawed from fallen trees on the property. We could probably use some of them for the floor of our house.
10 There sure is a lot of wood here.
11 Oh, what fun! A hollow tree, but unfortunately, there are no squirrels in here.
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