Remember that open space above the front gate? It is now serving it's full purpose. We have waited a long time for the perfect bell to show up and now I feel like I am living in a very old Spanish mission. The bell ring sound is wonderful and the pull rope ends in a very old piece of chain that we found on the land. The bell is old, and rusty and has a wonderful patina. When you come to visit us, please ring the bell. It will make you smile!