This is one idea for a photo tour of the hall farm:  Finding the exact spots in which vintage photos were taken and mounting them on plaques in those locations with a cutout of the same proportions beside them. It aims to be a photo viewer through time.

This is one idea for a photo tour of the hall farm:  Finding the exact spots in which vintage photos were taken and mounting them on plaques in those locations with a cutout of the same proportions beside them. It aims to be a photo viewer through time.

More research yields more info on the farm. Among the ledger books, maps and correspondence is a gem - a book of every person working on the farm  in 1948-49. Assembled by Hall Park McCullough. Some of the little stories are incredible. James Riley walked to Vermont from New York City upon arriving from Ireland, and then worked on the farm for 57 years.

granulator

granulator:

Model building is an utterly satisfying pastime. This one, for the corn crib, is one of the largest scale models I’ve made and requires extensive use of jigs and guides. Most of all, it’s the first one I’ve made for myself since college.

Still in progress, but that’s really the point of doing something like this. The structure begins to reveal itself, as do the spots you don’t really know about. Angles, lengths, and connection have to be figured out in ways that even the most detailed drawings can miss. Making 110 perfectly accurate 28 degree cuts in a row is a pleasure I had forgotten, and won’t soon give up again.

We’ve got a new, large model to share with the town on our meeting June 14th.