It took some planning, some learning, and some grunting hard work, but here it is – our lean-to.
The stone is reclaimed from an old bank barn, much like the one we want to build. The front posts are cedar, harvested from a local farm. The beans are American chestnut, some of the last remaining in the world, given to my dad by a good friend.
This will be the place where we are married in just – squeal! – under three weeks. It will also form a sleeping shelter for guests on quiet nights. And we’ll have small concerts with this as our “stage.”
I love it. Just love it.