Monday, September 17, 2007

Start Spreadin' the News...

Ok, I know that song refers to New York City, but Joanna's family is from the same state, so, close enough! We were delighted to have our New York (Syracuse) relatives pay a visit to the Yum Yum Farm. Our nephew Gerard enjoyed his first visit to Iowa, which included a visit to historic Kinnick Stadium, where his team, the Orange (shouldn't it be the Oranges? Or perhaps something that you might actually find in Syracuse?), found themselves down 35 to 0 at the end of the game. Nevertheless, a good time was had by all. Enjoying a picnic dinner below are, from left to right, Steve, Joanna, Geoff, Gerard (now a Cubs fan, apparently), David, and Pat. Note the installed windows, and east deck, which has already been the site of many toasts to the Yum Yum Farm house, now entering the detail stage!

Here's an interesting detail. This is looking up toward the roof from the entry porch. We know this as the bluegrass porch, 'cause it looks like the kind of place where a jug band might sit around playing bluegrass music. If any bluegrass bands out there would like to play on our porch, please let us know! The dark gray things that are situated between the insulation and the plywood create channels where air can circulate and keep the space dry. Brilliant!

Here's the view through the east window from the loft. The corn is beginning to dry, and will be harvested very soon. We've seen a whole corn growing season on the blog now, and it looks like a record harvest this year. The growing season for the Yum Yum Farm house is a little bit longer, but this week, drywall and the standing seam metal roof are under way. It won't be long now!

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