This week James is applying his home-improvement skills to our very own Treetop Loft in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, overlooking our 50-acre farm.
I use the term “farm” loosely, since we have no livestock and usually only a small garden. Most of the property is planted in pine trees, so it is (sort of) a tree farm, and we have a large population of animals who choose to live here with us.
We have deer, at least two turkeys (named Crispy and Thursday), quail, alligators, at least two hawks (named Comanche and Geronimo), three dogs and a host of other residents too numerous to count.
Unfortunately, the front porch of the Treetop Loft has recently succumbed to the elements, becoming unsafe and in much need of some Redneck Renovation. So, James demolished the original porch by cutting it loose from the house and deconstructing it piece by piece.
“Those guys who go in with sledge hammers and demolish everything aren’t working alone, 10 feet in the air and thinking about salvaging their materials,” he says, “But I am, so I’m careful.”
After two days of careful demolitions, all that remains are the stairs, leading to a 10 foot drop. Needless to say, we’re keeping the front door locked….