Mushrooms, cloth porch and wood stove

In eight days I am heading to THO again.  I am hoping that the heat that we are now experiencing will have subsided somewhat.  The time has come to get the mushroom spores inserted into the logs that are the correct point of curing.  I will write a full blog post about the mushrooms soon!

Waiting for the spores

Waiting for the spores

It is hard to see here, but I also have to replace the front panel on the cloth porch.  It has several tears in it so sitting in the porch makes you a perfect mosquito buffet.  The porch feels more open now because I re-homed the big metal chairs after I plucked these two tiny chairs from a dumpster.  Sadly the wicker chair broke through – but I had picked that up from the side of the road about ten years ago, so it did not owe me a thing.  Now the plastic footstool from inside has taken the place of that, so we have three seating spots still.  Even though these changes will be happening, or have happened… I think, it is time to do some work on the cloth porch.  So it is likely that there will be more changes there this year as well.

I really have to get the wood stove in!  Not just so that visiting there in the cold weather is more comfortable either!  I am sick of it being in my porch!!!  I don’t want to start this job during a heat wave though… not just because working in the heat is miserable but because it is not ideal for drying mortar when it is so hot… Late August or early September, maybe???

Cloth porch

The ever so humble, and practical cloth porch. It needs some work!

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2 thoughts on “Mushrooms, cloth porch and wood stove

  1. I have chairs IDENTICAL to those two on your cloth porch. That must have been a very popular design at one time, because I have seen them in old photographs from so many places.. !! (Maybe even YOUR chairs!! If only our much-loved things could tell where they’ve been been.!!)

    Thanks for affirming my decision to reuse as much as I could over the years.. I can see the beauty and sense of it in YOUR lovely dwelling!

    • They are lovely tiny chairs! I am so glad that I found them. They make A LOT more sense in this space than the large metal ones that I had. The big ones are now happily sitting on my tiny covered front porch in Hamilton where together they make a nice cozy seat across the whole front. Since it is not a multi-purpose room this works much better. The old chairs that I had there were scooped up by a young mom, who was THRILLED with her find too. A good full circle, I think!

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