Monthly Archives: December 2007

Suckling Piglet Pile

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Petra & Blackie Sleeping with PigletsOutdoors: 34°F/24°F Mostly Overcast, Spots of Sun, 2″ SnowFarm House: 62°F/53°FTiny Cottage: 52°F/47°F Finished bathtub parge, sanded bathroom walls, tub walls, shower walls, muriatic acid on bathroom bottle wall, finished kids’ loft railing

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Sugar Mountain Pig Trails

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Sugar MountainIn the foreground are pig trails in the north home field with a stone wall and row of maple trees backed by Sugar Mountain to the north. The top of Sugar Mountain lost its trees in the ice storm … Continue reading

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Master Bedroom Inlayed Ceiling

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I did a very dangerous thing this past month when pouring the ceiling for the master bedroom. No, it wasn’t that I poured 1,440 pounds of concrete over our bed. The danger wasn’t physical. Rather the risk was artistic. I … Continue reading

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Merry Cottage Christmas

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Outdoors: 35°F/23°F Overcast, Spots of Sun, 1/2″ SnowFarm House: 59°F/55°FTiny Cottage: 49°F/47°F

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Moving In!

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Tiny Cottage on Sugar Mountain Christmas EveThis evening we moved into the tiny cottage. I realized that many would consider it just camping. That is, we don’t have electricity, phone, internet, plumbing or water. The roof is not properly insulated. … Continue reading

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Water Taps, Bed, Ladder

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Will & Makita Go to the WallEek! My kids are wrecking the house! They’re drilling holes in the walls! Well, actually, I asked them too. Will and Ben took turns using our Makita rotary hammer drill to punch a hole … Continue reading

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Frosty Windows

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I’m fascinated by frost. In our old farm house we get frost on the windows even though they’re double pane with storms. It is the nature of a very old house. With the tiny cottage’s single pane windows we’ve been … Continue reading

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Sumped

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Sump Foam FormThat strange object is my aquarium sump. What, you ask, is a sump??? A sump is where the water goes when it flows out of the aquarium display tank. “Ah,” you think, “ask a silly question, get a … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice

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Winter Bonfire Outdoors: 32°F/23°F Sun, 4″ SnowFarm House: 60°F/56°F Shutting of workshed and old house warmed coreTiny Cottage: 43°F/40°F Bathtub walls rough concreted, all inner windows in

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Pigs Out!

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Kavi & Lili Dogs Playing in the SnowI wouldn’t want to farm without dogs. I wouldn’t want to homestead without them. Not only are they our extended senses, our eyes, ears and noses, but they do a lot of work … Continue reading

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