5 little sheds get built

lapis blue stone

Our goal this summer is to build 5 small storage sheds.  Nigel and Horizon have been helping.  Together we’ve poured the 5 cement slabs, used the sawmill to cut the logs into the size of boards required, and then used the boards to build the sheds.

Last weekend I spent the day prepping and painting the fascia boards; getting them ready for hammering into place. Guess I should have worn gloves! LOL

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Hugel gardening

This is my second hugel kultur garden.  It’s a whopping 79 feet long, 6 feet wide, 3 feet deep and about 4 feet high.  We haven’t watered the squash or the potatoes since early spring!  Don’t the plants look super healthy?

How it was built:
We started by digging a 6 foot wide 79 foot long trench dug down about three feet.  Once the trench was completed, a couple of layers of logs were place length wise covering the entire bottom of the trench.   Continue reading Hugel gardening

Salida Colorado – Build

I can’t believe Tony and I leave on Monday for Salida Colorado.  We’ve been looking forward to this opportunity for so long.  Can’t wait to get there and get our hands dirty learning about building earth ships!

It’s an exciting trip just getting to Colorado… along the way Tony and I are in a car accident and write off our Volkswagen Jetta – another story for another day! Continue reading Salida Colorado – Build

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