Blog :: 10-2019

Climate Change is Real

Clients of mine moving from Sonoma to Vermont

This is the view from their home ..... see below

Does everyone know that this is a case of climate change ?

A cold front in the Midwest is pushing winds to the west and the fall winter rain is late - unheard of situation 

Climate change is real 

Bless our area being grey and cold !

Send some good thoughts  to these residents !
 

 

 

 

 

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    The Raven's Nest

    The Raven's Nest

    The Raven’s Nest
    Building My Getaway
    For many years during midlife, I led the transient
    lifestyle of a commuting airline pilot. Twenty plus years of a
    suitcase always open either coming or going. A life of splendid
    vistas perhaps, but unending bouncing around from place to place
    amidst chaos and noise. I longed for my little spot to retreat
    to. And so, I spent many, many days off from the commute,
    searching for a suitable spot that would provide the privacy and
    peacefulness I longed for.
    After several years of continuous searching, I found 4523
    Duffy Hill Rd. more average than I had envisioned, but the spot
    is breathtaking. I was hooked. The task would be daunting as
    this was 105 acres of raw land, i.e. no electrical power; no
    well and no driveway. And the building site I chose was a long
    way uphill. AHH, but the potential was, and I dare say still is,
    unlimited!
    So, having made the decision to go ahead with a huge task,
    I set about to design a house that would blend to the site and
    be, at once, smallish cozy and efficient, yet open and airy and
    take advantage of the splendid views.
    For the six years until my forced retirement at age 60, I
    spent countless hours in hotel and in the back of airplanes
    whilst commuting, sketching and resketching plans. It had to be
    simple, open and affect maximum utilization of space. It was at
    times, very frustrating to blend the needs into an efficient
    design. I learned a lot.

    I was very fortunate to find a master wood working guru in
    my neighbor Rodger Adkins. Rodger was eager to assist me with
    the project and we hired another local carpenter to assist. The
    three of us set to work enclosing the timber frame erected by
    the Liberty Head Post & Beam Co. of Huntington, VT. The
    adventure commenced the second week of July, 2002 and continues

    yet, as there is no boundary on what this special site can
    become.
    I have now reached a turning point in age, relationships
    and financial capabilities whence it is time to pass the torch
    on to new owner(s), who are likewise smitten with this special
    place and who also see the vast potential it holds. Fresh
    visions will continue to enhance the natural splendor of this
    spot.
    I depart with the satisfaction that others will gather on
    the porch, wine glasses in hand and converse in low tones about
    the magnificent unfolding sunset, the deer in the meadow below,
    and of plans for the X-country ski trail; or the sugar house, or
    the guest house or...
    The Raven’s Nest really is an as yet, unfinished canvas.
    August 2017

     

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