A Game-Changer

Spring has finally arrived today and despite today’s annoying snowfall, the crocuses are blooming. It’s now time to plan out my summer renovation activities. And the key word in my planning is “prioritization”. There’s lots to do. My current list includes: 1) finish scraping, repairing and painting the wood clapboards on the Mason Lodge, 2) install new…

The Death of a Dutchman

After 65 years of ownership by English Quakers, the land upon which the Neebor Lee house was to be later built would be sold to a Dutchman named Anton Vanderslice in 1748. It should be noted that colonists from Holland had actually occupied lands in the Delaware Valley of eastern Pennsylvania long before the arrival of William…

Stones and Bones

When digging around an old house (both figuratively and literally), you never know what you’re going to find. And even when you find it, you still may not know what it is that you did find. When performing renovations on Servant House that involved excavating along the outside of the foundation so that I could…