Closing In


We are finally getting walls up, and I installed the fully automatic solar clothes dryer. Here are some pics.

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Published in: on August 21, 2008 at 1:13 am  Comments (9)  

Smell of Fall.


I could be a little premature………I have been called paranoid before after all but, this morning I could get the first hint of fall this year. Efforts have been doubled……….. yet again. Today we accomplished all I aimed to get done (finish grading west side of house, cut one tree into firewood, and unload the 6000# of lumber on the flatbed) and as Big K would say we got a “stretch goal” accomplished also (picked up roughly 25 sheets of 14′ metal roofing I scrounged up).

Did I mention we finished hanging the last roof log yesterday? We are on to closing in. There are still 8 logs left, but they are part of the loft floor joists and can wait till we are closed in.

Once again I really don’t have time to walk everyone through the recent pics, but here they are.

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Published in: on August 12, 2008 at 1:40 am  Comments (7)  
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The Last of the Big Ones, New Arrivials


Today we hung the last of the large rafters. We have twelve 10′ floor joists, for the front leg of the loft and third floor deck (observatory, gopher popping platform, etc.) left and 6 sets of 9′ pinnacle rafters.

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Some closeups of the double “starbursts” from the core valleys.

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Also in Goat’s Gulch headline news: Local Black Chick Makes Good!

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This is the same hen that is the mother of the black chick from GCMII. She brooded these 7 the whole time unlike last time when we had to finish the job for her. She was a good momma who took them out showed them the waterer, food, cracked the larger grains for them, and even opened up a can of whoop-ass on one of the ducks who got too curious. We will be keeping all of her female pullets, to help mother any Spangled Hamburgs we want to hatch out, and are saving a special place for the cockerels (next to the stuffing and potatoes) since they are half meat breed birds, yummy.

Published in: on August 2, 2008 at 1:09 am  Comments (3)  
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