"The Presence that stands Upon the stairs The unseen hands That move the chairs. The lights that play Across the wall, The stains that stay, The plates that fall, The mist , the chill, The wandering scents ... Read more of TO FREE A HOUSE FROM HAUNTING at White Magic.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy

Home Ghost Stories Categories Authors Books Search

Ghost Stories

The Construction Of Cellars
Every farm house and farm cottage, where a family of an...

The Pig In The Dining-room
Mrs. Atlay, wife of a late Bishop of Hereford, dreamed ...

The Bridal Party
In Benares, the sacred city of the Hindus, situated i...

Miscellaneous Supernormal Experiences
The matter in this chapter does not seem, strictly sp...

The Ghost At Garpsdal
In Autumn, 1807, there was a disturbance by night in th...

The Mysterious Sketch
ERCKMANN-CHATRIAN I Opposite the chapel of Sain...

The Old Nurse's Story
I set out one evening for the cottage of my old ...

Cottage 2 Interior Arrangement
PLAN The front door opens into a common living room,...

Position
The site of a dwelling should be an important study wit...

Notre Dame Des Eaux
West of St. Pol de Leon, on the sea-cliffs of Finiste...





Granary






The illustration above needs but little description. The posts should be stone, if procurable, one foot square, and four feet long, set one-third in the ground, and capped with smooth flat stones, four to six inches 344 thick, and two feet, at least, across. If wooden posts are used, make them sixteen inches square, and set them in a hole previously filled, six inches deep, with charcoal, or rubble stone and lime grouting, and fill around the posts with the same. Four inches from the top, nail on a flange of tin or sheet iron, six inches wide, the projecting edge of which may be serrated, as a further preventive against the depredating rascals creeping around. The steps are hinged to the door-sill, and should have a cord and weight attached to the door, so that whenever it is shut, the steps should be up also; this would prevent the possibility of carelessness in leaving them down for the rats to walk up. The sides should be made of slats, with large cracks between, and the floor under the corn-crib, with numerous open joints; no matter if shattered corn falls through, let the pigs and chickens have it; the circulation of the air through the pile of corn, will more than pay for all you will lose through the floor. If you intend to have sweet grain, be sure to have a ventilator in the roof, and you may see by the vane on the top of it, how the wind will always blow favorably for you.





Next: Improved Domestic Animals

Previous: The Butter Dairy



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK