Upon setting foot inside the Yum Yum Farm house, Joanna's cousin Paige immediately began to alert architectural impresarios around the world to what was happening in our little town. Actually, I think someone called her. In any case, we were honored to have Paige visit our new home, where she became the very first person to sleep in our house. We haven't even done that yet! Paige enjoyed a comfortable midsummer night's slumber in the loft, while we slumbered in our truck-top tent. The picture below is taken from the future back yard, south of the dining porch, looking up, obviously. Paige and Joanna are inspecting the fine craftsmanship of the newly framed house. Paige is a writer, travel and otherwise, and you can find out more about her and her subjects at http://www.paigerpenland.com/.
Here's that comfy loft we were talking about. Joanna will market her company's products from the office located here, and guests who don't mind ascending a slightly steeper than usual staircase will enjoy sleeping up here. The loft will feature a nice big window looking to the west, though it's covered for now, pending arrival of the windows. Speaking of windows, they are being manufactured as we speak (or type) in Ashland, Wisconsin, on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. They are called H Windows, and you can learn more about them here: http://www.hwindow.com/