Tag Archives: Construction

The Ark of Misery Bends Toward Progress

I am aware that the title of this blog entry is a mangled version of a much loved quote by Martin Luther King. Our efforts here this year have struggled against the stubborn bush, the swarming bugs, the scorching heat … Continue reading

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The Month of Backaches and Blisters

This has definitely been a month for the books. I have not been forced to work this hard since I started my grounds keeping business 25 years ago. Hard work has not hurt this much since…..lets face it, it has … Continue reading

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Today we are Homesteaders!

Just having a last cup of coffee in a dwelling with grid power. This morning it was cold when I got out of bed, so I just turned up the thermostat. It will be the last time I have access … Continue reading

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Thankfull for a Flood (sort of)

A little bit of warmth today and predicted for tomorrow has given us a bit of a lift. The first 8’ x 12’ building is gridlocked until it can be moved outside, and before that happens, I need to move … Continue reading

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Still Thaw Impaired

Five to seven cold days, followed by two or three warmer days, and then repeat. This has been the pattern for the last couple of months, teasing us with the possibility of an early spring, and then slapping us with … Continue reading

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The Outhouse Rollout

Yesterday we started outside assembly of the first new and permanent structure on the homestead. The outhouse/ generator shack was pre-fabricated inside the old workshop, but would be too tall to assemble completely. I can’t deny the appeal of the … Continue reading

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