The Wrack

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

Posts tagged preservation

  • Every Day Should Be #GivingTuesday

    | December 2, 2014

    yeah!

    Frankly, I don't understand why giving comes *after* shopping.

    As if "whatever's left in the change purse" is what should go in the charity bucket once I'm through with the mall... or the Internet.

    As if the other 364 days of the year, I should be... not giving?

    I like to give. One Tuesday per year is not enough, I say.

    One day is too little to devote to all the organizations, causes, places, and people I think are making our world better.

  • Behind the beadboard

    | July 26, 2012

    Some rotting wood on the outside of the cow barn needed attention, so John was pulling off the beadboard siding this forenoon. At first, he thought he was seeing things, but soon a clear picture emerged. What appeared behind the boards?

  • Granite Steps for New Entrance

    | June 3, 2011

    Millenium Granite installers finish the new entrywayIn planning for new Visitor Center exhibits, it was pre-determined we would not make significant changes to the historic farmhouse that contains them. But it also became clear early on that something needed to be done to improve the "flow" through exhibit rooms. Before long, a simple solution arose: Move the main entrance to another door.

  • New trail features rediscovered foundation

    | October 8, 2009

    Those who've studied Laudholm history know that the current barns were built in the first decade of the twentieth century, after a 1902 fire burned the old barns to the ground. Some may recall that the fire "was started by burning, wind-blown shingles from a fire at the Goodwin farm a quarter mile away." *

    A couple of years ago, Charles Lord became curious about where the Goodwin farm stood, so he asked his father's sister what she remembered. She pointed him "just up the road."