Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Not Without My Boots

BF is buying some more land for his cattle.
This little house is on the property. 
I didn't have on my muck boots, so I didn't venture into it...thinking there might be snakes and such...
It's very creepy, but I really want to go through it. Look at that molding around the doors...
A proper investigation is needed, don't you think??
Didn't go down in this either...very creepy. BF says there's a few things in it that I might be interested in???
But not without my boots/bug spray/flashlight and something to sweep away cobwebs.
Found this out in the pasture. BF says it's a loose hay loader.
I love the ole rusted wheels...they must come home with me. Fun yard stuff.
ommmm

25 comments:

Chung said...

I used to love exploring places that have been abandoned!

turquoisemoon said...

Chung, Don't you just wonder about their lives??? their story???

Pam said...

I love it, wish I was there to explore with you! Way to go, BF! ;)

Chung said...

I truly would like to find out!

Dee said...

Dear Turquoisemoon, wellingtons seem essential for exploring, whether its old house and storm cellars or the jungles of the Amazon! But exploring itself is so rewarding, because we find traces of the past that connect us to a time long gone and to people whose lives are now touching ours.

I wish I could get to your site more often, but I follow quite a number of blogs and so each day I just keep wending my way through them. It takes me four days--two hours a day-- to get through the entire list. Then I start over again! Peace.

turquoisemoon said...

Pam, Everything is approved...just waiting for the closing, then I'm headed down there. Even want to save some old barn wood (crafty projects in mind)

Chung, BF said there's an old cemetery stone there...excited!

Dee...ooh I know what you mean! I get up, grab some coffee and spend an hour or so catching up with my cyber friends. BF was born into a farming family. His father/grandparents were farmers. He knows about all old farming equipment. That ole thing out in the field really tickled him. Says there's an old washing machine (hand operated) in that cellar.

Manzanita said...

Oh, so very interesting. A storm cellar. If Dorothy had made it to the storm cellar she wouldn't have ended up in OZ. The house looks like the one I'm living in.

Pam said...

TM, that is SO awesome! I really like the terrain! Hubby and I are looking for some land/farm too! We have been checking out S. Central Ky. What state is this land in, if you don't mind me asking? Thank you!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's some nice weathered "barn boards" on that little shed too. They're worth big bucks to artists and framers.

turquoisemoon said...

Manzanita, hahaha...hope your walls don't have holes in them!!! your dance floor would get wet! Too tiny to tango...

Pam, It's a good field for his cattle. 3 ponds and already fenced. Fall cows will be moved there the minute he closes. I'll be down there too...for sure. It's located in Miami County, Ks. If I'm driving it would take about 45min from KC, when BF drives it takes over an hour..hahaha!

Debra...oooh yes! I'm so afraid of brown recluse spiders, tho... sheesh! I'm afraid of all spiders, but the brown recluse is a nasty bugger. Plan is to wear long sleeves, gloves & boots. Dust with broom then use lots of spray...but I want those boards. Daughter in outlaw (we're not married, so what do I call her?) anyway, we're thinking of making her a kitchen table.

Teresa Evangeline/Bayou Summer said...

I'm jealous! This looks like great fun! Explore away and tell us about it, or show us!

Pam said...

You speed angel, you.....lol! Enjoy!

turquoisemoon said...

Teresa, Has it quit snowing in your neck of the woods yet??? I will share.

Pam...Not really. BF has gotten two tickets for going too slow!!! Sheesh...he drives me nuts in the car or truck!!!

Pam said...

Oh my....too slow....that's a first I believe! lol! :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I love the 'old' and 'rusty', surely tempting to go in !

turquoisemoon said...

Pam...sheesh! he's a mess, this is why I normally do the driving.

Wong Ching Wah, Yes very tempting, but <> spiders and snakes. Will go in armed with boots, etc after closing. Oooh and your pics and photo comments are amazing. Glad I found your blog.

Randy said...

Bet there are treasures to be found.

turquoisemoon said...

Randy, Ooh I bet there is too! Funny what we consider a treasure...

Out on the prairie said...

Looks like there can be lots of treasure here, I would love to explore it

Ashling said...

Can't wait for exploration photos!

turquoisemoon said...

Steve, I am very excited! The weather has turned nasty...dang! I am so ready for this little exploration...

Ashling...Me too!!! Camera will go with me, for sure!

Jan said...

I love the look of this beautiful old place! I agree about creepy crawlies being around so it is a good idea to play it safe! I adore old buildings and places~

Jan

turquoisemoon said...

Jan....Isn't it cool??? Waiting till closing! but, gotta get in there before BF and/or his cows destroy it. For sure I'll be wearing boots, gloves and long sleeves. And maybe a hat?!!!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

You are sitting on treasures. I would say that the underground cellar serves as both a storm and root cellar. That old equipment needed a second home with you. The house has some great wood trim you might be able to recycle -- if not perhaps a crafty friend.That is if you are going to tear it down. Lots of documentary photos for your historical society would be nice. Also, I'm sure you will be sharing photos for your blog! Great spring discoveries. -- barbara

turquoisemoon said...

Barbara, I figured that it was a storm & root cellar too. BF says there's an old washing machine down there & we're not talking electric. One with a hand lever... That trim on the door-very cool-haven't gotten close enough to check out the condition, but daughter-in-outlaw (BF & I are not married)could use this. We're hoping it's in good condition for her house. We also want to make a table out of some of that ole barn wood. Closing is the 15th...waiting...