Yesterday, my mother and I went to see the Martin Davis house. Sept. 21st and 22nd is the 150th Civil War reenactment 5 miles up the road from me at the end of W. Cove Rd. in McLemore Cove. So they had an open house at the old Davis house this past weekend, as a sort of kick-off to the reenactment in a few weeks. There were soldiers doing demonstrations and tours of the house. Mom and I did our own tour. I really don't like being in a group and having to wait for the tour guides to talk about everything.
So we snuck around and were able to take lots of pictures. It's a beautiful old home. This sign tells about the house and all the little building surrounding it. I'll post inside pictures this week. It's a beautiful house. I ride past it all the time, going to Lafayette or Chickamauga. So it was fun to finally get to go inside and see it.
A side view of the main house. It's had lots of additions to it through the years.
Some of the little buildings. There was a little school room, a blacksmith shop, doctor's office, store, my favorite, a spinning and weaving room. A few kitchens. It's amazing what they have done here.
This is the original part of the house. You can see how deep the walls are from the top window. And it was really cool in these rooms.
One of the little buildings. I love the fireplace. Most of the rooms had fireplaces. Or little woodstoves, like the school room.
I love how they built this around this tree. And the leaves were falling all over the little yard here.
More of the original part of the house. The well house in the background with that huge oak tree is beautiful. You can just see Lookout Mt. way in the background.
Close up of the well house and an old log structure. So pretty and cool here.
And this bell with the eagle! So pretty. I love it.
I'll post more pictures through the week of the insides of the house and buildings. It's so pretty here.
I also made 11 more jars of fig preserves and 19 small jars of plantain salve yesterday afternoon. I am making soap and grape jelly today. I can't seem to get in the mood to make soap. I don't know what's wrong with me. Making jelly is so much easier I guess. I also have enough milk now to make feta cheese.
I hope you all have a great Monday!