I should have given a little background. So be it now:
Actually this farm is the further development of what used to be my "standard house" in childhood days. In 1988 when the Black Monarch's Castle was released some of my grey castle sets became obsolete (6073 mainly) and I started to use the pieces for other things on a regular basis. One of these thngs was my so called standard house which can be seen here: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=76886
It's been the house of "my man", the fig I identified myself with when playing. Naturally my man got all the cool stuff like my first brown barrel, my first brown horse, the first treasure chest....
Now, I'm grown up and blessed with a bigger collection of pieces now ("Also, you seem to have all the pieces a builder could ever want" :-) ), so I developed this house of olde a little.
I'm not too sure, though, if the title "grange" was chosen wisely. I simply took what the dictionary told me for a translation of "Gehöft" how I call it in German. Actually it's not the homestead of a nobleman but of a simple peasant. Those men usually were bondsmen, and when their lord called his serfs to arms they were forced to pick them up and fight for ... well, not for their own interests but for some irrational reasons the lords had to wage wars. Just like in modern times actually.
And yes, the lighting is my biggest problem when taking photos.
This is just the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.