I am permanently Stuck in Lodi Again

This is the view from the back porch of the home farm house on Main St. in Lodi

This is the view from the back porch of the home farm house on Main St. in Lodi

I am permanently “Stuck in Lodi Again”, as the CCR tune* goes. Well, figuratively if not literally.

My family has lived in or around Lodi, New York for over 4 generations. Over the last decades the houses, farmland and cottages have been left to my small family and we are doing our darndest to keep everything going because we love the place so much. We don’t live in Lodi full time and so keeping everything running is a challenge, for a number of reasons, but it is a labour of love for us.

Here are the properties that we are working on:

1) main farm house, Main St., Lodi, built c. 1875 (aka The Home Farm)

2) farm house, just outside of Lodi, built before 1850 (aka The Golding Farm)

3) house in town, Main St. Lodi (aka The Wallpaper House)

4) house in town which is artist studio/storage (no plumbing), Main St. Lodi (aka The Wallpaper Store)

5) cottage on Lodi Point, built 1960s (aka The Covert Cottage)

6) cottage on Lodi Point, built 1950s (aka The Green Cottage)

In this blog, I aim to document the work that we do on these properties, puncuated by tall tales of Lodi, family lore and photos of our travails.

*in the interests of full disclosure, the Lodi in the CCR tune is actually Lodi, California. If anyone knows of a tune about Lodi, NY, please let me know!

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