My little farm cottage at Red Gate Farm. The top photo was taken sometime in the 40's. After the front "porch" was enclosed, but before the back "porch" was totally enclosed. Why is it that old photographs seem to look a little stark, even barren. Is it the black and white? The lack of large trees? I'm not sure why, but it seems a little sad or lonely.
In the recent photo, to the left of the back porch door is the "breakfast nook". We don't breakfast there, but it is where I blog. In the top photo, it is totally enclosed because it was the milk room or a cool room. Where the milk was stored, no windows, no access from inside the house. You may also note that there are no little dormer windows in the roof, originally the upstairs was just attic space. It's amazing that a fairly large family lived here, with no inside plumbing!
Almost the weekend,
Chris at Red Gate Farm