Trying NH Oil on Ruby Jean this year. She’s just turned 7 years old and we gotta keep her working and looking her best! Time will tell…
She’s a beaut, Clark. A real beaut!
The Madame Sherri Forest is named after Madame Antoinette Sherri, a Paris-born theatrical costume designer who worked in New York City during the early 1900s. She and her husband built an elaborate French-inspired chateau summer house just outside Keene, NH where they lavishly entertained their New York City friends at parties during the Roaring 1920s.
All that’s left are the stone ruins, but it’s a pilgrimage every good Keener (or Keenite?) must make.
That’s four cord to you and me, Russ. I think it’s safe to say we’ll have enough wood this winter…
Did you know you can get brunch at Keene’s local airfield? It even comes with a large wall of pilot photos…
It will take some time to work out the ergonomics, lighting, storage, and cable runs (more detailed posts on the way), but for now, I have an absolutely beautiful sounding place to work!
Yeah, the empty house has a certain charm, but at some point you gotta sit down. Which is why we ordered a bunch of furniture.
And just like that, we have a place to sit! Several places, actually.
Until this week, Mr. Fletcher has had some trouble navigating the slippery wooden staircase.
No more! And why not add a little zigzag spice to the upper level while we’re at it?
Now that we’re finally getting rid of those pesky moving boxes, we’re able to test out the garage. Given the new lift kit, we had real concerns about where Ruby Jean would stay.
No Ruby Jean means no Greg, so it’s a good thing SHE FITS! (Even if just barely..)
Now that the construction and remodel work is complete, it’s time to unpack! But first, let’s take a look at the empty house.
And while we’ve been working on the inside, here are some of the things that have been popping up outside in the yard.
This morning the last of the construction and painting equipment left our basement. (Woo!) To celebrate, we cleaned up our bikes and rode the Cheshire Rail Trail 3 miles into town where the Walldogs Mural Festival was underway.
One of the murals was dedicated to Miss Catherine Fiske’s Female Seminary which you can hear more about here. Most importantly, we got to enjoy a decadent food truck lunch.
One of the most exciting things about this move is the prospect of designing a brand new studio. From scratch.
As with our remodeling project, I’ve left the work to the professionals…