We are learning more and more every day about how the brick and stonework has to be restored at the Mooreland House. The modern mortars of today just do not work with this type of brick and stone construction. We have finally found the correct way to go forward with the repairs that have to be done. If you are curious, you can look at some videos about “hot lime mortar” to see what we are going to have to use. We have been able to source some quicklime and we will be able to begin once the temps get above freezing for a few days. As far as we know… there are no masons in this area that use this process. We are doing it this way because it is the only way it will last for another 130 years. This book has proved invaluable.