Remnants of a Sod House

Remnants of a Sod House

Houses built of sod were once plentiful across the Great Plains where trees were scarce.  Built of blocks of earth cut from the ground, the later and more refined versions also incorporated many purchased materials such as windows, doors and dimensioned lumber for the...
Warehousing People – The Sequel

Warehousing People – The Sequel

Last September I posted about a senior storage facility er, “senior apartments” which I found to be disturbing for several reasons.   I recently ran across a similar project which gives the bleak and utilitarian exterior an additional synthetic twist:    ...
A Look at Two House Flips

A Look at Two House Flips

House-flipping has been popular for a long while – and the trend has been made even more popular by television.  Not all flips are created equal, however!  Since I haven’t been able to take any road trips lately, I decided to sift through Zillow and find...
Concrete on the Farm c. 1920

Concrete on the Farm c. 1920

In the previous post, we looked at the remains of an early twentieth century farm house.  Today we’ll take a look at the role that concrete played on this farm: a barn, stock tank and cistern – all made from it.   Bonus feature: a windmill tower made of...