The house sings to us and we have spent the last 30 years creating this quiet retreat. In the beginning our ambition outpaced our abilities and finances, but slowly over the years as art and ceramics studio flourished this uniquely beautiful world immerged.

The gardens were first, requiring all of our youthful brawn while we had it. Since nothing thrived on the acre site but blackberries and unwanted car parts, we had our work cut out for us.

Once confident in our gardening and rockwork abilities, we set our sights on the fences, pergolas and trellises that adorn the property.

As our art studio flourished so did our ability to express ourselves with our art and our ability to fund the rehabilitation of the house.

Once finished, we felt confident enough to begin chipping away at all the rough edged.

The rest has been one wonderful learning experience.