The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

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  • Gazebo gets stronger

    | January 5, 2011

    Gazebo in the early 1900sThe gazebo beside the farmhouse, as iconic as any building on the Laudholm campus, dates back more than a century. It has long been a place to rest, meet, or strike a pose. A photo from the first decade of the 1900s demonstrates the old well house was meant to get attention!

    Postcard from early days of Laudholm Trust. Copyright Dennis Griggs.When the nascent Laudholm Trust was spreading the word about its effort to protect the farm, the gazebo anchored a photograph that was selected for a postcard sent to thousands of mailboxes.

    Over the years, though, the gazebo's aging wood became soft, the ends of the floorboards chipped and frayed, and the lattice work was damaged. The very structure was weakened to the point where something had to be done.

  • Making way for a new entry kiosk

    | November 20, 2008

    The Wells Reserve will soon have a new information kiosk near the parking lot. The one that has served well for more than 15 years is being dismantled and removed. The new kiosk is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.

  • Painting the Barn

    | June 20, 2007 | Filed under: Observations

    Painting the big barn.

  • Patriot's Day Storm is No Picnic

    | April 17, 2007

    Tree damage after 2007 Patriot's Day stormThe Wells Reserve weathered the Patriot's Day storm rather well. Manager Paul Dest reports these effects:

  • Roof Gets the Treatment

    | August 16, 2006 | Filed under: Observations

    The farmhouse shingles get a fresh coat of sealant.