Monthly Archives: June 2010

Being outside at Oatlands today

I just came in from my little lunchtime walk.  It is so beautiful here today it took my breath away.  The air smells so clean and clear, with the sweet smell of new-mown fields.  The garden looks spectacular and if … Continue reading

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Oatlands 12th Annual Art Show starts this Friday

The 12th Annual Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Show and Sale starts this Friday, July 2.  I just came back from the Carriage House, where Oatlands staff are preparing the art to be hung.  What I’ve seen so far is … Continue reading

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Under the milking parlour floor…

The archaeology under the milking parlour floor is leading to new questions. Here are some photos of the east side of the extant barn, the interior of an extant bay, and the outline of a wall underneath the milking parlour … Continue reading

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Today’s digging reveals…

To the left is a photo of what has been uncovered so far under the floor of the milking parlour.  The milking parlour is a wooden structure tacked onto the south side of the brick bank barn, and probably added … Continue reading

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Ice House? or Giant Compost Bin?

The hot (or cold) question of the day…was the stone structure to the right of the brick bank barn an ice house, a composting building, or something else entirely?  Yesterday, Rivanna Archaeological Services dug deeper along the foundation wall for … Continue reading

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Afternoon dig update

It’s hot and grimy at Oatlands’ dig site (and the gnats are wicked).  The folks from Rivanna Archaeological are wrapping up for the day.  I just had to know what the story was with the brick worked into the west … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure?

Ok, so it’s buried information.  But to historians, that is treasure!  In the picture to the left, you can see that there is a break between the foundation under the brick barn and the stone structure.  The foundations are built … Continue reading

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