A last view from the Tree-top

Thanks to Sunset Tree Service for the last (and only) tree-top perspective of the big ole barn from the tops of the dying maple before it was cut down.  Sunset Tree Service is a a team of climbers and it was amazing to watch tIMG_0579hem work with care, efficiency and little impact on the land.  I’m always sad when trees must come down – for the loss of shade and cover, the changes that are made to the landscape, and the loss of literal roots and history.  We are working hard to protect and maintain the natural habitat here and nestle our events spaces seamlessly into the landscape.  

The stacked-stone foundation is being rebuilt with Michigan granite from right here and we’re committed to reusing any of our old barn materials to rebuild doors, patch siding and build new structures.  The giant trunk of the maple we had to cut down will be milled and become table tops on the barn deck and maybe the lounge bar and the bran crew discovered a beautiful cedar subfloor under the main barn bay that will become the deck flooring.  Now if I only had a magic wand to make it all happen today!  Patience is not my strong suit….