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Snowy Days

Snowy Days

Chief was the only part of our family who decided to play in the snow!               The rest of us were content with seeing the view from inside.  

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Check out this gorgeous little Luna Moth who came to visit us today. I love getting to look up close at some insects and really take in all their intricacies. His little antennas are feathery and look like a spiny leaf. His little legs look like sticks and his body appears soft and furry. The … Continue reading

Pole Barn…Part 5

Pole Barn…Part 5

Once the concrete had cured, Matt and the boys began building the garage door frame, adding 2x blocking on every post in between the 2x horizontal rows, and installing the wall and roof panels with 7/16″ OSB.         We primed the bottom, inside and outside, of every OSB panel that would be … Continue reading

Shed Demo

Shed Demo

Matt had been looking for a job for Isaac that would push him a little and at the same time help build his confidence of what he could do on his own:  thus the old, tin shed removal.  Isaac moaned that he couldn’t do it by himself but Matt wouldn’t let him quit.  Matt gave … Continue reading

Pole Barn…Part 4

Pole Barn…Part 4

Well…..we got sidetracked with a few things and I’m just now catching up on the pole barn progress among other things.  Matt and the boys finished framing the pole barn during the hot summer days.  It still warms my heart seeing them work together for a common goal.         One last minute … Continue reading

Skunk

Skunk

A few nights ago, I was in the middle of a deep and meaningful conversation with my son as I was tucking him into bed.  I could hear Matt in the next room opening the door to let our dog, Chief, come back inside from his final trip to the potty before bed.  The house … Continue reading

Pole Barn…Part 3

Pole Barn…Part 3

Well…we’re on to framing out the pole barn.  The roof trusses are already on order and should be coming in this next week, so, we had to finish out the rough framing.  We’ll get back to the gravel and concrete once the framing is completed.  We continued removing the old wood attached to the posts … Continue reading

Pole Barn…Part 2

Pole Barn…Part 2

The following day Matt asked the boys to finish digging out the topsoil while he was at work.  I couldn’t help but be proud of my sons watching them work together laughing and telling stories while they worked.             After the topsoil was removed, Matt and the boys framed out … Continue reading

Pole Barn

Pole Barn

The skeleton of a partially framed pole barn sits diagonally from the house.  After sitting unfinished for years, all of the boards, except the pressure treated posts concreted into the ground, had begun to deteriorate.  Like all of our projects out here we saw something broken, almost unusable; something most people would tear down and … Continue reading