S: THE MOORES HOMESTEAD
BC: Photos by Shilah Moores and Rex Bill, our original land partner. Thanks Rex!
FC: THE MOORES HOMESTEAD | REPUBLIC, WA 1979-2010 by Shilah Moores
1: We started with lots of slash piles and weeds! Sundance lived in a tent all summer. | In the Beginning... Summer 1979
2: Home Sweet Home | Preparing for the foundation. When Shilah saw this picture she didn't think it looked big enough!
3: OK the house looks bigger than the picture did! | our home
4: It was pretty airy inside. We had to chink between all the logs with insulation, then quarter rounds. | Brrrr!!
5: We didn't get the roof insulated that first year, and all our heat went right up and out! It was one cold Winter in our new country cabin!
6: Baby it's cold outside, and not that much warmer inside! | Our First Winter
8: Spring/Summer 1980 There was a huge rock right in the middle of our garden spot. We never did get it out! | Cold frame...before we had a greenhouse.
9: Chicken and Ducks and Geese, oh my! | We had lots of critters those first years.
10: 1980 Shilah's Greenhouse We added a greenhouse onto the house, and Shilah sold plants for a couple years.
11: Our first shower!! Sun heated and gravity run! Only for the summer!!
12: This photo was taken from the mountain across the road. It looks like the house is in a "Fairy Ring" of trees! | Photo by Rex Bill
13: 1982 Another Greenhouse! We built a big one and grew a lot of good veggies in it until it collapsed a few years later under heavy wet snow. We were sorry to lose it, but never rebuilt.
14: 1984 More changes! Greenhouse down... new living room up! We also added on to the downstairs bedroom, and added a small greenhouse and a stove room. | Beginning of the stove room below
15: The end result! | It was so nice to have more living space as the boys got bigger.
16: The Barn was built in 1980 | 1987 The Garage was built
17: 1992 Kitchen and Bathroom Additions | Sundance got so creative in the bathroom! He has so many talents!
18: 1997 Upstairs Addition Let's tear this down... | This is the side of the house, by the garden. You can see part of the bedroom addition on the right.
19: ... and put this up!! | Front of house...above bathroom | Front entry | Old side porch
20: From the back of the house | Adding a roof over the front porch | New covered front porch | It just keeps getting better!
21: Summer Enjoying the new sun deck | Winter Enjoying the wrap-around porch with a roof!
22: Many years later, we have this beautiful home. It's warm and cozy, and the yard and surroundings are a little piece of paradise!
23: Sundance taking care of his orchard | Shilah loves her garden and flowers
24: The Living Room | The Kitchen | The Bathroom
25: Downstairs Bedroom | One Upstairs Bedroom Shilah got a little carried away... to Maui!!
26: Our Beautiful Home | Sundance Tree | Our Beautiful Yard
27: Our Beautiful Garden | Tomato Frame | Strawberries Galore! | Rhubarb | Squash | Beets, Corn, Herbs
28: 2007 L E T ' S B U I L D A P O N D !
29: LOVE THAT!! NOW WE HAVE WATER!
31: 2008 The flora around the pond has filled in and is looking beautiful. We love to watch the fish, and listen to the running water.
32: Shilah's | Sanctuary
34: Winter Wonderland | In our own frontyard!
38: THE MOORES | That was then...1979 | Alan (Sundance) | Shilah | Jamin & Aaron | Angel
39: SETTLERS | This is now...2010 | Jamin-33 | Aaron-31