Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tigers in Apple Tree

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Hope & Tigers in Apple Tree Apples and pears are some of the tasty things we grow for our pigs. Usually the pigs get them as drops from the trees that grow in the lines between paddocks and out in … Continue reading

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Bathroom & Office PEX

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Bathroom PEX for Floor Heat The ‘waste’ heat from our mechanical refrigeration system will be captured by a water heater exchange. From there some of it will be able to be dumped down into the slab below the bathroom and … Continue reading

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Side Pour

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Ramp Form It is important to have side projects that can soak up extra time and materials. This is especially true when pouring concrete. It is near impossible to know the exact amount of concrete that will be needed in … Continue reading

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Front Door Sill

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Will Delivering Front Door Sill The tractor easily lifts the massive stone sill onto the landing of the front steps. This is one of those moments I’m really glad to have the tractor. We could have lifted this by hand, … Continue reading

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Lesser Giant Pumpkin

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Small Giant Pumpkin This is a little giant pumpkin, not one of the big ones. The photo lacks any good point of reference so the size is hard to tell. Perhaps I should have Hope inside it as it is … Continue reading

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First Snow Fall 2013

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Blue Sky Snow Yesterday we got the first fall frost. This morning the ‘frost’ on the ground looked suspiciously like snow. Later in the day it snowed several times. Nothing has accumulated on the ground which is still too warm … Continue reading

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Diamonds Blade

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Used Up Diamond Blade Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but they don’t last forever…

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Pumpkins Sunning in Lairage

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Pumpkins Sunning in Lairage Working on their tan…

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Initial Cutting Sub-Floor Poured

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Concrete Truck Chute *Yawn* It was a boring pour. We like it that way. With the help of a friend we sailed through another pour, another step towards finishing the butcher shop and bringing meat cutting on-farm.

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Secret Sill Saying

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Front Door Sill The bottoms of our door sills are sometimes polished smooth since we’re pulling our stone from the waste granite piles. To properly bond with the concrete they need to be roughed up a bit.

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