Originally the well casing sat at the base of a post for a huge light, a yard light that warded off the shadows at night. One thing I realized when we move here is that it sure is dark in the country. No street lights, just yard lights at other homes.
In front of the light and well casing sat a metal water trough, the kind you get for animals. The first year, I planted sunflowers in it. A tradition was born. When my husband decided he wanted to build the pumphouse I insisted that the sunflower trough had to come back.
Luckily for me, he wanted to mimic an old building at a neighboring farm, with a high cement foundation.
Pouring the foundation starts.
My husband and dad, the building crew as usual.
The sunflower trough could return but the sunflowers would need to be shorter. Couldn't have them blocking out the sun shining in the vintage windows to the south.
You won't find a yard light anymore... and it sure is dark here at this time of year. There are plans to add a light on the pumphouse or the coop but for now, we make due with the lone little bulb over the back door of the house....
Inside the pumphouse you will find a finished, cement floor. Various garden tools. The aforementioned well casing. A cupboard for a variety of gardening items, such as Deadline, we do have a lot of slugs here int the Northwest. My chippy cement Santa most of the year. My chippy cement chickens in the winter. Our Internet connection. The new power meter for the electrical service meant for the outbuildings. However, you will not find a pump.
And my husband still likes to call it the pumphouse.
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