Meghan, Jeff, Mason and cowpoke Owen got in late Monday night and yesterday was their first full day in Carlisle. Very, very hot and humid yesterday and today will be worse before the predicted afternoon thunderstorms arrive – the 70+ percent dew point should drop to the 40% range and it will be awesome tomorrow.
We went and visited the construction site after the crew had finished for the day and they have accomplished a lot – the floor joists look to be 99.9998% installed and the wall systems are onsite already.
I took Meghan and Mason down to Pages Brook and showed them the remnants of the old mill – which already is quite a bush whack. I only cleared the property a month ago! My Dad and I have been talking about getting a tractor together that can do other things that his current John Deere cannot do and I am starting to think that may be a good idea – doing hand clearing at my place and on South Street for those hard to reach places could be sufficiently challenging that it gets skipped – and then it is out of control!
In other news, Sarah Williams, who lives in the Old Farrar place, Old Koford place is enlarging and renovating the old Carriage house addition to the house. The construction crew is tearing out the concrete and putting in a new foundation. While doing that they cleaned out the ground floor and pulled out an old Myers Self Oiling Water pump and were going to take it to the dump. My Dad and I rescued it – not sure what the future plans will be but an opportunity for something fun.
Antique Myers Water Pump Jaeger Hit and Miss Engine
F.E. Myers Self-Oiling Bulldozer Water Pump. Pumping water using a 2hp Jaeger Hit and Miss Engine