Monthly Archives: February 2014

(Ugly) Supplemental Hay Storage

Admittedly, our cobbled-together hay storage won’t win any beauty prizes, but we were able to build it in about an hour and a half using stuff we had laying around, and it lets us get a few dozen bales out … Continue reading

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Hollow-core Door Worktable

Some 2x4s, hollow wall anchors, and a landfill-diverted hollow-core door — a nice big worktable for the newly cleaned-up workshop: I ended up taking off the casters visible in the 3rd shot – the table was simply too wobbly. The … Continue reading

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Recycled Xmas Tree

The old dried up 2012 christmas tree turned out to be an excellent firestarter, but this year we figured the goats would make better use of it during their long, boring, hay-filled winter. They certainly seem to have enjoyed it:

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Lumber Storage

With the basic cleanup of the workshop done, I set out to build in some lumber storage.  I wanted to be able to keep both 4×8′ sheets and 8′ lengths without using up a lot of floor space. I don’t … Continue reading

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Workshop: Cleanup and Paint

The building we call the “shed” was originally built as a 3-car detached garage for the original house on the property.  Two bays were left as garage bays, and one walled and insulated.  When we first saw the place, all … Continue reading

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Killing Wasps Before the Warm (Thinking of Spring)

Despite the continued cold and snowy winter, it’s time for seed-catalogs, chick orders, and generally dreaming about the growing season to come. Sometime last fall I spotted this terrifying-looking wasp nest hanging above the goat run behind the shed.   … Continue reading

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Dreaming

The anticipation of spring is so great it just takes a sunny “warm” (feels like 8!) afternoon to get Amy out pacing off next year’s garden beds.

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Animal Death and Children

We bade a very premature farewell yesterday to one of our new house kittens.  Mallory had been with us for only 4 weeks, and from the very start had been Nora’s very favorite kitten.  It turned out that the little … Continue reading

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