Who: Andrea M.
Where: Crawford, TX
Our family found a 10-acre ragamuffin farm when we were all in need of healing and restoration. We learned, after some neighborly snooping, that our house was originally built around 1904 by a country doctor. The most recent owner was Jack, a hardscrabble farmer from the Depression era, who knew how to reuse every board, nail, and fixture—with little concern for aesthetics. When we see our handiwork has turned out a little lopsided, we smile and say, "Jack would be proud!"