It's that time of year -- winter is behind us...and hot, humid, buggy weather has not yet arrived. Ocracoke islanders have been getting as many outdoor chores accomplished as possible. Just last week I had my outbuilding (Miss Wilma's turn-of-the-century wash house that I moved to my property about twenty years ago) repainted. Yesterday I gathered up all my tools, clam rakes, and assorted other items that were cluttering my yard and piled on my picnic table...and hung them on the outside of the wash house.
My neighbor was surprised that I decided not to repaint the green door (I'm just going to varnish over it). I think it adds character to the building.
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If you haven't read about installing the hand pump, just click here. It's a great story.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter celebrates colorful islander Don Wood (1936-1998). You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042610.htm.