Category Archives: Barn

Planning Days

After a crazy week and finalizing inspections it is time to circle back on lists and to-dos. While I am raring to get started on building the farm prep area out in the barn there are a multitude of little … Continue reading

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The Mud, the Blood, and the Tears

Another weekend, and more messing with trenches. Someday, some sweet day I will spend my time in the topsoil and not 3 feet deep in the clay. Not yet though. After making the decision to run power from the street … Continue reading

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Ditch, Water, Smoke

Just a quick update. We have finished backfilling 700 feet of ditch while carefully separating power conduit from phone line and have partially backfilled and compacted the section which will receive a portion of our septic line. I wonder what … Continue reading

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It Will Only Take An Hour

We decided it was high time to focus on getting some sort of shelving in the barn as things were starting to pile up and we are hoping to begin construction on our farm prep area soon. Our permit was … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Sisyphus

Remember Sisyphus, that particularly nasty king of Corinth doomed to roll a boulder to the top of a hill for eternity in Hades? Each time he got close to the top the boulder would roll to the bottom and he … Continue reading

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Time. Is It On My Side?

Let’s hope the Rolling┬áStones were right as we have a lot of plans for this fall and they are going to run smack dab into the all of the summer projects we are trying to finish up. Summer projects included … Continue reading

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Keep Them Loggies Rolling

Another weekend and more fussing with giant logs. This chore is part of our resource accumulation for future projects. These logs are the raw materials for posts and beams in our future house. If we can keep them dry, remove … Continue reading

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