Monthly Archives: March 2007

Bathroom Sub-Floor

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Evidence of a mouse in the house!Eeek! A mouse! Or maybe a rat!?! Man, that’s a huge hole! About 7″ high and chewed right through the concrete block wall in the future bathroom! Yowsa! I would hate to meet that … Continue reading

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Bathroom Lower Shelf

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Mold for casting the shelf.On Monday I described the model of molding a plaster ceiling in place using a technique I’ve worked up for the tiny cottage. It worked beautifully and since the plaster is up on the ceiling it … Continue reading

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Bandwidth Exceeded!

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Sow Nesting Oops. I exceeded the bandwidth limits. Actually it was NoNAIS.org and that sucked down all my web sites for a while. But due to the generous donations of NoNAIS.org readers we’re backup and running with loads more bandwidth. … Continue reading

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Winny Piglets, Shelf Plaster Test

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Winney and piglets in the house end shed on another glorious spring day… Today I demolded the second test of my ceiling molding method. This is a shelf in the bathroom that will be next to the sink and below … Continue reading

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Modeling with Plaster of Paris

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Model ceiling mold ready for pouring.How to do the ceilings in our tiny cottage has been the focus of much thinking and experimentation around here in the last few weeks. I would rather not do too much plastering over my … Continue reading

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Loft Window Revealed

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In the tiny cottage we’ve removed the forms up in the attic that had covered the kids’ loft window all winter. These forms we made of foam to form the ends of the roof were left on during the winter … Continue reading

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Mud Season is Here

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It is officially mud season. That’s the season after winter and before spring. There is also often a mud season between fall and winter. Fortunately on our road the mud season impassibility tends to be very short. Our town road … Continue reading

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Cheap Kids for Sale

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Own a store in a small Vermont town… Cheap Kids II, a children’s cloths consignment store in Barre, VT is for sale. It is a most wonderful store owned by Janice. We’ve clothed our kids over the years from her … Continue reading

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Three Little Pigs

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Obligatory piglet picture… Outdoors: 31°F/19°F SunnyFarm House: 55°F/47°F no fireTiny Cottage: 56°F/46°F ceiling plaster tests

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Pork Chop Comparision – Best Meat Breed?

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An interesting question I’ve seen come up from time to time on discussion lists about pigs is “what is the best meat breed?” I don’t know since all I’ve dealt with is our herd which are Yorkshire x Tamworth x … Continue reading

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