Monthly Archives: March 2013

Having an Address

In this process of buying a 50-acre farm, and then deciding to build a house on our property, there have been so many little things that have made it all seem increasingly real: signing the papers was big, as was … Continue reading

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Shed Building

L’s uncle came by last week, while we were out on the land building our shed, and said “You know how couples sometimes get a puppy before having a kid? Well, it’s kinda like you guys are constructing a shed … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Know …

One of the things about building a house when you’ve never built a house before, I’m beginning to realize, is that it’s hard to know what you don’t know about the whole process. When it came time to put in … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Non Contact Voltage Tester

The tool of the week on the farm has got to be the Klein Non Contact Voltage Tester. I say this because it was only with the tester that we were able to realize that our power was actually shut … Continue reading

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Old Barn Wood

One of the things we did in anticipation of building our little farm house was to take down a nearby farm on L’s dad’s place. The barn was sadly leaning, so we took it apart, stored the wood, and then … Continue reading

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Side View: Plan of Our Small House

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Spring Break Plans

L: “Shouldn’t we be doing something to prep up for the house? Like reading the plans or something?” S: “What, you mean prepare to build this house single handedly, with no help from contractors or skilled professionals of any kind, … Continue reading

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