Monthly Archives: May 2013

Beaming Up

We’ve had a busy week and are a bit behind on the blog, but that’s a good thing: a lot has gotten done. We’ve also had spontaneous arrivals of help (L’s family), which has been outstanding. When good weather has … Continue reading

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I’m Sill Standing

Last week was a whirlwind of 14 hour days that created about 9″ of total rise on the house . . . but, the wooden part of the foundation is well and soundly laid (as they say) for the rest … Continue reading

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Backfill Today

After a bit of back-and-forth, our foundation will be backfilled today. The back-and-forth mainly revolved around the issue of whether or not it is a good idea to backfill before the decking goes on or after: the excavator dude wanted … Continue reading

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On Sorting and Storing Wood

Immediately after the wood for our house was delivered, we snapped into sorting and stacking mode. Some of the bundles of wood had gotten slightly damp on the truck. Others were made up of sticks of various lengths that weren’t … Continue reading

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On Simple Things, Like Straw

When we first got our plans, one of the things that stood out as a bit odd was that the stone around our footer drains was to be covered with straw. “Straw?” we said to each other. Then “Straw?” to … Continue reading

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Other People’s Problems

When we bought our farm, it was certainly true that we got a lot more than we bargained for: visits from wild turkeys, the mesmerizing sound of the creek, a lifetime of gorgeous sunrises over the valley, and about 450 … Continue reading

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Semi Much?

Our supplies arrived on Friday. After a bit of a trucking run-around (I hear there was a bidding war . . . ) we ended up receiving our house bits and pieces later than we hoped. But, no matter. When … Continue reading

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