a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Wolf House

Dalton and Andrew have been friends since early elementary school.  Dalton's family moved to Siloam Springs which is about four hours away.  Andrew and Dalton try to get together during spring break and the summer. The half way meeting point is Harrison.

The Norfork Dam was closed Monday so our route was changed.  On our return trip we explored the Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas.
The buildings were works of art, all hand-hewn timbers and quite fancy for the times.  The Dogtrot is a feature I would be tempted to include if I ever build another house.
Located at the junction of two rivers, the view was breathtaking. 
The back of Wolf House is as amazing as the front.
Dalton and Andrew
I imagine Jacob Wolf in the lower right window,
waving goodbye.

17 comments:

Sandy said...

Gail, Good morning early bird. I love the Wolf House. Can you imagine living in this home back in time? Did the boys enjoy themselves?

the canned quilter said...

Love those old houses like that ; ) Like you I think that a dogtrot would be so convenient...someplace to shell beans, store firewood, hang laundry when it rains!

Eva Ason said...

What a beautiful spot, nice houses. Wouldn't mind staying in a cabin like that for a while far far away from the city life [me don't like it].
Great photos.
Have a lovely day!

Eva

Country Gal said...

What a fun place to visit and take photos ! Love the buildings all made out of planks and logs cool ! Wonderful photos. Have a good day !

Nezzy said...

'Looks like ya had fun with the boys there!

Don't ya just feel the history and the souls that have touched those old buildings???

Sweetie, are ya'll OK...did ya escape any problems of the storms last night.

I was cookin' supper and Farm Boy was in the shower when the sky turned that puck green color. I flipped on the tube and a tornado was travelin' 70mph just a few miles away headed straight for us. Yep, it came and went 'bout that fast.

I dumped 5.5" outta the rain gauge this mornin' and it's still comin' down. The creeks are massive.

Anyway...I pray you and yours are OK!

God bless and have a great day my friend. :o)

LindaG said...

I can see why you would think that someone was waving...
Great old buildings. I'm glad you stopped and took pictures so you could share the story with us.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, Gail! :-)

Sue said...

What a neat place, and in a very cool spot, too.

=)

Farm Girl said...

That is amazing. I wish I could see that in person. What works of art and what a pretty place that is. Last night my husband and I were looking at his trees and we have a Black Walnut coming up. It is already about 2 inches tall. It looks real pretty so far. I just had to tell you.

Lynne said...

Did the boys play any more tricks on you?

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty place! love the fence, too!

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a great place to stop. Love the old buildings..and the dogtrot feature would be great..on rainy days..and on hot days..but I bet it would fill up with snow up here in Minnesota. So the youngins put hot sauce in your tea..I cannot wait to hear what you surprise them with:)

A Quiet Corner said...

Reminds me of our Home in the Hollow with it's hand hewned logs...built in the 1800's!...:)JP

Carol............. said...

I can see myself having some quiet time at Wolf House....hiding out from reality. I love these old places!

Dreaming said...

What beautiful buildings!
We lived in an old home in SC that predated the Civil War. It was originally a hunting cabin. There was a wide central hallway between two large rooms. We often thought that originally that central hallway was an open dogtrot.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You KNOW how I am. No doubt at all that he was there waving..no so sure..but certainly keeping an eye out. :)
A dog trot..love it!

pilgrimscottage said...

Now, that's my kind of place to visit. I love dog trots.

EmptyNester said...

Wow. I might even give up the ocean to live there! I love the house and the view truly is spectacular! Maybe we could move the ocean closer...hmmm...LOL

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