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Shed Building Day #14

Today was a day of few photos… The forecast had said that it would be -14 last night, but it merely went to -12! Not only that but we were toasty warm – much warmer than we had been since September in the tent trailer! WOW!!! It’s amazing what insulation can do! Today we completed…

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Shed Building Day #13

The days are short at this time of year, which means that it gets dark a bit before 5, and gets light shortly before 8am. This is a big change from our light summers where I got used to putting in two work days – one in the office and one at Willow Wilde. These…

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A Porcupine!

On our way back from picking up our neighbour’s generator, we found a nice porcupine in the tree a little ways off the road! The dogs were very excited about it, but he was safely up in a tall willow shrub. He must have been hungry! This is what a willow tree looks like after…

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Shed Building Day #12

SNOW!!!!!! We love snow!!!! Maybe not when you can’t get warm out of the snow, but now that we have a roof over our heads, and a room we can sclose ourselves into, it adds a whole new dimension to enjoying the weather! There she is on the west side – all closed in! Time…

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Pickling Beets!

Today we gathered the jars, sterilized them, packed them up, and went out to get the beets pickled. This we had planned back in May when we planted them, but with all the other work going on, it got left by the wayside. However, pickled beets are a favourite in our family, so it was…

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Shed Building Day #10

We got out a little late, after picking up some more OSB, 2×4 to finish the end walls, and exchange the window with the bad seal.   Here is a view of the beginning of the day. The small rectangle in the middle is where the window was.   First we put up an end…

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Shed Building Day #9

Today was a small day – we used up the OSB that was planned for the end walls. Miscalculation on my part. Instead we set to work putting together the studs for the back wall, and measuring out how to put together the ladder/steps. The concept of the half ladder half steps is to have…