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Monday, March 7, 2011

OUR 156 YR OLD DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH MADE IT


















WOW! What a journey. The mill was moved without anything falling off of it. There was a time or two that the truck pulling had gotten stuck. It is a 140 thousand lb baby they are pulling after all. It had reached its final destination. Ross and I are so excited to get started in renovations. Where do you begin you say? Well first a roof, foundation to set it onto, windows, flooring, insulation to start. We are hoping to retain the old cedar siding. Anyways I have tons of pics. I will post some of inside later. I did post a pic here of inside with some old grain thingamabobs. (dont know what you would call them). Have a great day everyone!























8 comments:

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

So glad it all went well and no damaging mishaps! That mill is so beautiful.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

SO COOL!!!! Can't wait to see the progress!!! OLM

A Primitive Homestead said...

So exciting. Now you are on your way to creating your dream treasure. It will be beautiful. So glad you are able to save a piece from the past. Blessings! Lara

Gatherings said...

did it have the old grist stone? I just saw them on the pickers!

The Rusty Nickel said...

What a very cool find!! Ohh I wish I lived closer, I would come help! I can only dream, we don't have many buildings left around here that haven't totally fallen down :(

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Goodness that must have been a sight seeing that being hauled!!!!

I love the last photo...SO STATELY SITTING THERE.

Karen

katie said...

I AM SO EXCITED YOU WOULD THINK IT WAS MINE.
So good it made it with nothing falling off. I can't wait to see it as your make progress

KittyWampus said...

Hello Theresa!
I saw you visited me (somehow) in Blogland! So, I'm visiting back - and WOW am I glad I did! YIKES...another Wisconsiner! You can understand my pain! (Just kidding!!) Oh my HECK!!! I LOVE that old mill!!! When can I move in?? And rughooking to boot??! YIKES!!! I think I died and went to stink heaven!!! YEAH!!! Get yourself going on that retreat thing-a-ma-gig.... (Where, exactly, is Bear Creek???) Yippee!!! This makes me HAPPY!!!