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Archive for December, 2009

Winter’s been kind and patient with us, but enough is enough. These are two pictures of the house on December 9, sent to us by Tony on his Blackberry.

"Hope you are ready for this!!!!!" Tony says.

Ready or not, it's here!

We were up to the site the day before, Tuesday, December 8. It was a happening place. The roof was covered with tarps and plastic stretched across the stairwell window opening, which is an extension of the skylight that slashes through the house. An turbo-jet like kerosene heater was blazing away inside, where the plumber and his band of men were running galvanized duct pipe and red and blue water lines.

At the same time Tony’s guys were working on the galvanized siding. We took some pictures. You can click on the pictures below to see them full size.

We don’t think we’ll ever get tired of looking out all those windows, especially considering the abundance of wildlife we’re likely to see. Tuesday the crew spotted a black mink and a white ermine. They have also often spotted a fishercat, another local relative of the wolverine. We’ve also spotted deer, moose, fox, grouse and found evidence of porcupine, bear and just up the road, beaver. I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before skunk and turkeys show up.

Here are some winter views.

View toward the river from the studio

View through the tall office window

That’s the barn out there, framed as though the window was placed for that very purpose.

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