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orchard

Sometime back in April or May, whenever the snow finally went away, Steve started the big project of the year, which was to clear a large area (70′ x 100′) next to the garden so we could plant fruit trees. … Continue reading

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blue bee hive

I hope our future bees like blue because that’s what color their new house is going to be. Apparently they don’t like red, which is the other color of exterior paint we have left over from the cornhole project. 10,000 … Continue reading

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tapping maples

We’re hoping to make some maple syrup this year for the first time and tapped the first 5 trees today since it was above freezing. We could have done more, but my lack of bucket washing motivation is the gate. … Continue reading

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wood crate

We’ve been burning lots of firewood thanks to winter firing both barrels at us and needed a better indoor storage place than the metal log rack we’d been using. Steve was able to get a large wooden shipping crate. It’s … Continue reading

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Adventures in basement remodeling – part 4

We managed to get the floor done just in time for our visitors last week. There is a small piece at the bottom of the stairs that we have to figure out as well as a small strip near the … Continue reading

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Adventures in basement remodeling – part 3

The stove is on the hearth! The stove is on the hearth! Wednesday night something momentous occurred: the 700 pound wood stove was moved ┬áto the hearth. It was a good time to have good neighbors since much manpower was … Continue reading

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postcards

I’ve been wanting to make something out of some of the photos I’ve taken around here and I’ve always liked the idea of sending a postcard note instead of a regular folded card in an envelope, so I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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cornhole

Because we didn’t have enough projects in the works already, we made a not-quite-regulation-but-close-enough/use-leftover-wood-in-the-barn cornhole set. We just bought some paint (kids each chose a color) and matching fabric for the bags. The feed corn for the squirrels came in … Continue reading

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Adventures in basement remodeling – part 2

Ages 6 months ago, I wrote part 1. We’re not done yet, but making slow progress. I haven’t been helping. Case in point: the wood stove hearth. The hearth, with a crazy number of specs from the wood stove manufacturer, … Continue reading

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strawberry planter

Shortly after we moved into our house, we realized that the pressure tank for our well system needed to be replaced. Steve wanted to hang on to the old tank and recycle/repurpose it into something else, like a planter. At … Continue reading

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