A blessing from her Poppa who spent three and a half days with us this past week. He lives in eastern Massachusetts where I am from. He brought most of the materials with him. As a carpenter he often has left overs from jobs. He made the windows and the door himself. I think it is really neat how he made the door making a frame around an old storm window.
This is really perfect timing for Sarah at age 9 and I have enjoyed hearing her plans and watch her make her tiny house a home.
She says she is going to put the tomatoes in the windowsill to ripen. Has a basket of apples. She made a window box herself and transplanted a marigold from her garden.
Today one of the windows has become the means of exchange for the store. Flowers in exchange for apples. Zucchini for pansies. "Mom can you help me spell that," she asks.
She sweeps and sweeps again and asks if she can have the small handmade broom for her house.
She keeps the key around her neck and locks the door every time she leaves. Mostly to keep her little brother out.
Poppa will put the finishing touches on in the spring. A metal roof and wooden clapboards which will, of course, be painted pink.