for two.

This past weekend, Ian and I had a chance to get up and visit the newest addition to our family, the Empire House. The visit was primarily to establish which projects were the most important to finish before Old Man Winter shows up, as well as give our parents a chance to see the place where we've sunk a good amount of our financial security.   A few things we discovered: the former owner lived in the house for 18 years, there is a croquet set in the basement and a coyote skull in the field behind the house. 

We also would like to furnish the house completely with salvaged, free or donated furniture.  Please see our Farmhouse for Two blog for a list of the items we are currently seeking. See the link right below.

Although we look confident enough to own this, unfortunately it's not ours.....We hope this is our next project....
Although we look confident enough to own this, unfortunately it's not ours.....We hope this is our next project....

Transient
Transient
Found: Bone and crow's feather.

Found: Bone and crow's feather.

The current front door.
The current front door.

The upstairs hallway. Appears more "Children of the Corn-esque" in this picture than it really is.

The upstairs hallway. Appears more "Children of the Corn-esque" in this picture than it really is.

Farm implements and siblings.
Farm implements and siblings.

Old license plates found in the completely broken barn at the edge of the property.

Old license plates found in the completely broken barn at the edge of the property.

Orchard signs.

Orchard signs.

This is the trail to the beach. It's a 1/2 mile from the house. Neat-o.

This is the trail to the beach. It's a 1/2 mile from the house. Neat-o.

Feet in Northern Michigan.

Feet in Northern Michigan.

National Park guy.

National Park guy.

The family.

The family.

Phil Collins would be proud.

Phil Collins would be proud.