With the foundation in place, wood framing is surprisingly quick. In a few hours, the walls are framed up, and it's on to the roof... Rough carpentry is interesting, you're working not from a blueprint or even a real sketch, instead, there's only an ongoing materials list … [Read more...] about What a difference a day makes
Building & Fixing
A concrete mixer pulled into the farmyard and poured a 6" concrete pad on top of the firmed up gravel. Then we built a concrete block retaining wall against the gangway to the barn. The Milkhouse Extension's ready for framing and well underway! … [Read more...] about Foundation
Autumn usually ends up being construction time. This year's project is by far the biggest yet on the Tiny Farm, as we set out to more than double the area of the old milk collection room known as the Milkhouse. This was the only outbuilding that could be heated during the winter. … [Read more...] about Milkhouse makeover
The new farm stand, still under construction, should be open around June. It's built mainly of rough-cut cedar from a local independent sawmill, with some old fence boards recycled as flooring. … [Read more...] about Opening soon!
This spring-fed pond was dug out last year from what was only a slightly soggy low end of the field. It holds around 30-40,000 gallons of water for not so rainy days. The barrel acts as a float, holding in position, suspended above the muck on the bottom, a plastic intake pipe … [Read more...] about Pond and barrel