As you climb the curved steps up to the Cottage this is the welcoming site greeting us. Just look at the patina and moss growing on the cement bird bath and the fern growing between the deck planks. My intentions are to hook this one day.....maybe. And immediate to the left of it is the bird house which is occupied this spring by a nesting Bluebird.
And along this same wall are these cute bird houses; both these items and a rattan sofa are backed up against the kitchen's exterior wall.
The mantel above the fireplace was changed around this year and this is what it looks like now. Check out that sheep with the scarf.
To the right of this cabinet you would enter the two bedroom and bath. But before that you would see this 'bear sentry'. What you can't see because it is hidden behind the quilt in this photo, is a chain which is an obvious sign that we are not allowed upstairs. And, the door upstairs has a lock on it. Uh huh.....can you guess what is in there? Wool, wool and more wool storage.
Needless to say it was fun for us to make up stories ~ and these were made up by us and not fact ~ We didn't dare even to climb those stairs to the top because we imagined the Sentry had a hidden camera in the eye and would give the truth about who disobeyed the obvious rule of the cottage....'do not enter'. And we continued to make up elaborate stories that first night.
Well kiddies. I hope there aren't so many pictures that some or most end up with the dreaded red X. Hope you enjoyed the tour. Tomorrow I'll post pictures of the Guest House which is a smidgen closer to Barb's home than the Cottage.
Thanks for visiting.