About

The ongoing story of owning a home over 200 years old in a very small town.  The trials of home renovation and maintenance, the joys of gardening, information on ways of life in the 1800’s and the history of the property.  The history of Fort Pelham Farm drives many of the things done here now from garden plants, to fireplace cooking experiments, to just relaxing in a quiet spot.

We are currently living two lives, one in an urban area working an automotive repair business started in 1985 and retreating to our rural life with all of its joys and frustrations each weekend (and during the week if I can swing it).

Follow me and you will endure my ramblings about life in two worlds, crafts, nature’s beauty, life with dogs and an occasional smattering of politics.  I also post a photograph a day – new or old.

20 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow. That’s impressive. My home was built in 1950 for soldiers as temporary housing and now it’s well… still here. Homeownership is quite the adventure. I LOVE gardening too. Cheers 🙂

  2. I love the charm and character that come with old homes, especially one as old as yours. It must be quite the adventure to explore it’s history and to plant your own family roots in it’s foundation. I would SO love that!

  3. Just discovered your blog and enjoy reading your postings. Just wondering – My grandfather many generations ago (Moses Rice) was in charge of the builders of Fort Pelham. Supposedly there is a large boulder with marker inscribed “from the line of forts” somewhere near where your farm is that identifies the location of where the fort was located.. Have you ever seen this marker and do you have any pictures of it. Would love to share this with my grand children.

  4. Just discovered your blog and love it. I was just wondering, if you have ever seen a large boulder with a stone inscription showing the location of where the Old Fort Pelham was located. It is supposed to be real close to the farm, just up a short path Northeast from Pelham Lake. My grandfather from many generations ago (Moses Rice) was in charge of building this fort. If there is still a boulder as described in Michael Coe’s book “In The Line Of Forts” I would love to see a picture of it. Again thanks for this blog.

  5. I just wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog and have nominated you for a WordPress Family Award! Feel free to check out my post for the award rules.

  6. Hi Jo! I wanted to let you know that I enjoy your writing so much I have nominated you for a “Blog Hop” and will be publishing my post this morning. Please don’t feel obligated to participate if you are not comfortable. Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you style!

  7. HandmadebyJo – Fort Pelham Farm Her “About” page doesn’t begin to tell all the wondrous tales in her blog. She has gorgeous looms and weaves spectacular fabrics, she gardens, takes fabulous photos, and renovates her 200-year-old home in a small New England town. The other half of her life is working in an urban area running an automotive repair business for the past 30 years. In her own words; “Follow me and you will endure my ramblings about life in two worlds, crafts, nature’s beauty, life with dogs and an occasional smattering of politics. I also post a photograph a day – new or old.” I feel akin to Jo and always enjoy her thoughts.

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