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Anyone care to venture a guess as to why these large golden bales are in our driveway?
And no, it is not a publicity stunt in advance of the book! Though the timing is perfect!
Posted by Alice Gunther on July 13, 2008 in Haystack, Homemaking, Thatched Roof | Permalink
Paul wants to come and play in the "hay!" But I say, to his dismay, "no way!" Another day! When the hay has gone away...I hope the cottage does not sway! And the thatching does not fray... ;)
July 13, 2008 at 02:38 PM
Oops! Did I give it away?
July 13, 2008 at 02:41 PM
Are you re-roofing? CRAZY! That's just right out of a fairy tale. I hope no big bad wolf comes to blow it all in! How fun.
Suzanne Temple |
July 13, 2008 at 02:57 PM
Oh boy, is it finally happening??? I am so so so excited!!! I can't wait to see. The Milly-Molly-Mandy is me is beside herself with delight. :)
July 13, 2008 at 03:03 PM
I honestly have no idea......
Alice would you mind sharing how big your house property is? I always admire your outdoor photos. Your home and family are so beautiful!
July 13, 2008 at 03:22 PM
No more mysteries! Does it have something to do with Diane?
July 13, 2008 at 03:56 PM
I have no idea what you could possibly be doing with so much hay!
But I do know that, once, Davey got a few bales and spread them out upon the lawn in order to help the grass grow, but the long pieces did not seem to be doing what we wanted, so he mowed over them all. For weeks, our green lawn glittered with the golden bits of straw. It was just beautiful!
But I doubt whole-heartedly that you are gilding your lawn. :-)
Jennie C. |
July 13, 2008 at 03:59 PM
I know - so I won't give it away. But it looks like a lot of hay!
Christine M |
July 13, 2008 at 04:39 PM
Don't tell me that you are getting a thatched roof!! Oh my, that is AWESOME!! :)
July 13, 2008 at 04:57 PM
Yes, it surely looks like you are getting the cottage thatched with long-straw! That is so cool and awesome and lovely all at the same time! We all look forward to 'in progress' pictures!
July 13, 2008 at 06:26 PM
Your family is so beautiful :) The haystacks provide a VERY picturesque setting! And all publicity (intentional or otherwise) is good!
I just nominated you for a weblog award, if you want to accept the information is all on my blog :)
July 13, 2008 at 07:02 PM
Glorious photos and very apt I must say, with all that hay!
July 13, 2008 at 07:28 PM
I'm intrigued! I'll be tickled pink if it's for a thatched roof!
Eagerly awaiting more clues...
July 13, 2008 at 07:29 PM
My first thought was "They are actually THATCHING the cottage!" and then the comments seem to have confirmed it! OH MY! That is so exciting! I simply embarrass myself with exclamation point usage when I leave comments here, Alice!!!
July 13, 2008 at 09:09 PM
I thought you were going to try your hand at being a country bumpkin and give Heather a reminder of Wisconsin :) Those are lovely bales!! I didn't even know people thatched roofs, I sure would like to see pictures of this project!
Julie at Trinity Acres |
July 13, 2008 at 11:46 PM
Oh, it's like a fairy tale! How perfect.
Karen Edmisten |
July 14, 2008 at 12:02 AM
I can't believe you're thatching! Where on earth do you find thatchers in this country? Too amazing. Do you have some "before" photos of your home so that we can see what it looks like currently?
Nadja Magdalena |
July 14, 2008 at 07:36 AM
I don't know what you would do with all that hay, but my girls would have a "field" day climbing and playing on those bales. What fun!
sarah in va |
July 14, 2008 at 11:21 AM
Are you really thatching?! I can't wait to see pictures!
Wendy in VA (now in MD) |
July 14, 2008 at 12:43 PM
My first thought was that you are building a small straw bale house but usually that is done with regular rectangular bales. So perhaps a thatched roof as others suggest?
July 14, 2008 at 01:51 PM
July 14, 2008 at 04:17 PM
Alice - you must tell....I keep thinking of thatch on top of our home living in an area with intense heat, humidity, and sometimes hurricanes....;)
Cheryl M. |
July 14, 2008 at 05:18 PM
I have no idea what you are doing with all that hay but I wish we were in summer here. Seeing your girls in their summer dresses makes me wish we were having warmer weather down under here.
July 14, 2008 at 07:27 PM
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