Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Light Snow at Veblen House
A light snow after the most recent workday showed off the front walk recently cleared of dirt and debris. The walk begins and ends with flat boulders--another way in which the Princeton ridge geology is integrated into the landscaping. The wooden planks hold less residual heat from the warmer days prior, so are still covered by snow.
Even with light snow adding definition to the landscape features, the footprint of an old barn still remains obscured by invasive shrubs.
One new rediscovery is an old well near where the barn once stood. The well likely provided water for all the horses and whatever other animals the Veblens had. It will be interesting to see to what extent the water level in the well changes with seasonal precipitation.
Posted by Stephen Hiltner