Ah, memories. Fish Hooks Cottage has changed a lot since this photo was taken!
It’s reader photo Friday!
Thanks to GTC’s own Dillon Roberts for this terrific reader photo!
It feels like ages since we’ve made real progress at Fish Hooks. In 2017, we installed windows and air conditioning, which went a long way towards making the house livable.
And we had big plans for 2018, but those were interrupted by Wrigley’s injuries and the weather — it rained for much of the five weeks Tom had set aside to come down and work on the house.
(With the house being so small, he has to set up his workbench and tools in the back yard, so Mother Nature’s cooperation is required!)
We have a lot planned for this year’s trip, and I’ll tell you more in a future post.
In the meantime, I do have a bit of progress to report. We have front steps!
True story – one day last summer, I was talking to our gardener about our plans for the front yard at Fish Hooks. I pointed to the plant above. “You may as well take that one out,” I said. “It’s not terribly pretty. And it’s never, ever flowered.” Three days later? I came out one morning to find this! Needless to say, it stayed.
During the 1950s, visiting New Yorkers nicknamed the far side of Settlement Creek (the spot from which this photo is taken.) Do you know what they called it?