Week of February 23, 2016 - Fifty Years of Justine and Susun ~ Page Two

Monday, February 22, 2016 8:39 PM | Anonymous

Fifty Years of Justine and Susun ~ Page Two

3136 Fishcreek Road

1994: Front of Fishcreek house, with a light dusting of snow. I don’t have a photo of the whole house as we first saw it, but it was much like this. The kitchen (nearest room, with small window) has been reroofed, we added a woodstove (stovepipe further back from the kitchen), fenced in an area for gardens (to the left of the kitchen), and created a path to the barn. The oak tree looks like the bark at the base is gone, but that is an illusion. The light color is hay; it is wrapped around the trunk.

1988: The long driveway, plowed. Actually, only the upper half of the driveway is visible in this photo. Off to the right is a large stone. Zoom in on it and you can see how enormous it is. When we first saw this property, that stone was buried in snow!

1979: The solar greenhouse is the second big building project I undertook. During the time we were looking for land, I was working as a solar consultant, so one of the criteria for our “place” was that it should have a due south wall. Fishcreek road did. As soon as I could, I began designing, then building, this solar greenhouse. It is designed to vent hot air into my bedroom which is directly above and behind the greenhouse. If you zoom in above the front of the car, you can just make out the solar box I have installed in the kitchen. It was part of a CETA program that I ran: Making and giving away small scale solar heaters to those burdened by fuel bills.

1979: The house from the woods has a magical feeling doesn’t it? And it is a long story as to how I came to own that piece of woods I am standing on to look at the house. It wasn’t part of the original piece of land. The goddess had to pull some strings and weave some webs to allow me to stand there and take this photo for you.

~ Fifty Years, Page Three ~

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