Saturday, April 26, 2008

Old Time Root Cellar

Well, the big question waiting to be answered is "Do we clean out the old root cellar this year or just build a new one?"

Years ago, the old homestead here had a root cellar, but someone before us threw a bunch of junk into it. Trees have also grown on top of it. I love the fact that it was built by hand.

I think it would be neat to clean it out and do what the owners of this land before us did--fill it full of root vegetables and especially potatoes. I wonder how many tornadoes drove the early owners to this old cellar as a place of safety? What kind of stories could it tell if it could talk?

Couldn't help but throw in this picture of the red bud tree up by the old cellar also.

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