Underhill House

STAYING WARM IN THE BITTER COLD

January 6 was the coldest day in the past 10 years here in rural Ridgeway. A newly-named weather phenom, known as a polar vortex, had descended on the Driftless Area.  In downtown Dodgeville, -22F was flashing out front of the Wells Fargo Bank – and a brutal wind produced a […]

FOILING DEER BROWSE

Deer are the largest and most dramatic wildlife most of us see on a regular basis. This summer we enjoyed watching a mother and her two fawns regularly explore their botanical buffet within feet of our bedroom window.  They were incredibly endearing at such close range, but a cloud hung […]

WHAT A BIT OF COLORED GLASS CAN DO

Today was a wonderful day for Underhill House.  Marcia Nelson arrived with the stained glass windows for the bathroom wall.  It’s been a long journey. Following our Small is Beautiful motif, the bathroom is small, and its wall is small.  We wanted some high, narrow windows in the wall  to […]

SHOVELING OUT AT UNDERHILL HOUSE

Three days ago, Doug and I were coming home from errands in Madison in near white-out conditions.  The flakes were tiny, but so thick they filled the air, and they were being driven almost horizontally through the headlight beams obliterating any sight of the stripes on the road.  The same […]