One of the less charming wintertime aspects of The Fahm is how DARK it is. In pre-colonial/colonial times, glass was hard to come by and very expensive; windows are a major source of heat loss too, so small windows were best. The result is that The Fahm can be very dark in Winter, and this is not a good thing in terms of Vitamin D levels, depression, my poor nerves, and S.A.D., not to mention the whole Sanity Management Project
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking, cleaning, playing Scrabble, and KEEPING THE KITCHEN FIRE BURNING NO MATTER WHAT
. The kitchen has four small windows and can therefore have sub-optimal amounts of light during the darkest months, and this lack has plagued me. Today, David Holmes, with materials on hand, fixed the problem and has therefore earned my undying gratitude, by installing one of the old (circa 1920) French Room French doors (stored in the barn) and VOILA!! The Winter Kitchen at The Fahm is transformed!
What a difference a door makes!