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Moving a ½ ton Vertical Milling Machine (almost) by yourself

Moving a ½ ton Vertical Milling Machine (almost) by yourself

Sometimes around the homestead we need to move large heavy things. I discovered when working on the sawmill that I could move logs weighing over a ton by myself, if I was patient and thoughtful, not to mention careful. For the logging operation I eventually […]

A Wood Shed At Last

A Wood Shed At Last

We’ve lived at the property for almost 7 years now, and until this summer, we had stacks of firewood sitting around in tipi style stacks. Stacking the wood like this does help shed water and preserve the wood longer than if it were just laying on […]

Change Is The Only Constant In Life

Change Is The Only Constant In Life

It’s hard to believe we’ve been in the cabin for 3 1/2 years already. So much has happened and there’s more change coming. We’ve graduated 2 girls from high school and 1 from college, gained a son-in-law, lost 2 grandparents and 1 dear aunt, welcomed a grandson […]

My Most Awesome (T)Roy-Built Incubator

My Most Awesome (T)Roy-Built Incubator

What do you get when you combine various parts from three old heaters, a defunct microwave, a broken paint roller, scrap lumber, a discarded tent, a string of Christmas lights and odds and ends from previous projects and a couple of “spare parts” boxes (and […]

Nest Boxes

Nest Boxes

A friend of ours, who owns the local feed and seed, suggested that we put together some nest boxes and sell them at his store. Roy sawed some wood that he had cut here on the property and we made a pattern based on a […]

Processing Venison

Processing Venison

Last year, our neighbor, and elderly man who lived alone, approached our camper a little before 6 in the morning. He knew we’d be up having coffee and he had killed a deer during the night.    He’d dressed it and was bringing us half. […]

An Incubator for Christmas!

An Incubator for Christmas!

I am so very excited about my Christmas present from my sweet husband! We agreed not to buy each other anything this year, and technically he didn’t, but he put a lot of work and time and ingenuity into a present for me. He actually spent […]

The Cabin

The Cabin

We moved into the cabin gradually over about a two week period, and have been living in it for over a month. I think we were so tired, that we just shut down for awhile and I am just now to a place where I […]




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