Up until now I haven't shown many pictures of our old back porch. It's actually on the side of the house but comes out to the back of our property.
Don't know why they set the house sideways on the farm like this but I'm glad they did as we get to look out of three rooms onto the long grove of lilacs and a pasture.
The old thing isn't a pretty sight but it has it's country charm and if you like 'chippy' and 'weathered' well you won't be disappointed.
Part of the porch is covered and part of it isn't.
Shep likes to lay on it when it's cool out
but when it's as hot as it has been this summer
he climbs under the porch.
See the old electric box above the chair?
That's what you hit when you want to turn the light off on the pole by the driveway.
Thank heavens the rest of the house has been rewired!
The old porch posts have seen better days.
If only they could talk...
This one has seen a good number of cats use it as
a scratching post over the years.
Still does today.
When the day comes that we tear this old dear down
I will keep these posts
and use them for something special.
Now this is a bit embarassing for me as I've never
shown a good picture of the back (side) of
the old farm cottage.
It's not a pretty sight but this gives you an
idea of how small our porch actually is.
(Remember we have only been in this old house just over a year)
The part to the left is actually only 8 feet
deep and this covered area is about 6 feet deep.
Not much you can do with it
but it does give you a place to sit in the
shade on a hot sunny day.
(Will be painting soon!)
Here's a better look.
If you follow the roof line down from the peek of the house
to the right you'll see a bit of a change in pitch.
Once we tear off the old porch we will follow that lower pitch almost up to that spot and then follow that pitch down just to the right of the far left windows.
Are you following me?
We will then come 14 feet out from the house.
That will be our new screened in porch.
With hanging bed.
Can't wait till next spring!
This is the view from the porch.
That building will be gone within the next
few months and that little grove of
lilacs will be reduced to half it's length
so that we see beyond the fields to the trees
in the distance.
Our old garden in the city
A picket fence will go from the house
nearly out to the pole and the over to the right
and I will finally be able to put in gardens
and NOT have to worry that white dog
will chew and dig everything up!
Oh happy day!
Have you got any future plans to change things
around your home?
Enjoy your day!