Recently we have been working on the pump house over on the
south farm.It is very interesting
building.In the back there is a spring
fed well that you walk down a set of stairs to get to.The water collects in this well. The room is
very cool and was used for refrigeration.Upstairs, the hand pump is
located in the center room.This was the
water source which supplied water to the farm house. In the end room a deep concrete square basin
is located which served as a root cellar for the winter.It was also used in the summer to go and sit
to cool off from the summer’s heat.
Rob cleaning out the pump room
All new windows and freshly painted!
Our Friends Kathy and Rob Cone worked on the pump house for
4 days, cleaning it out, replacing the windows and rotten boards and painting
the outside of the house.They worked
long and hard on the project before returning to their home in Ohio.