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In this issue:

  • house foundation
  • new and for sale
  • NEW: take a bow
  • woodworking classes
  • on a personal note- New Baby!
  • final words



  • house foundation

    As promised, this newsletter continues where the last issue left off. The house is being built and the foundation is being prepared.

    The first photo below shows the house site with the beginning excavation work. The second one is of the forms that are used to hold the concrete when it is poured for the walls. Notice all the braces used to keep everything plumb and level.

    It took about a week to get from the first photo to the second.

    house foundation

    house foundation

    The last photo was taken at the end of August, 2-3 weeks into the work. The foundation walls are up and the forms have been removed. The black is waterproofing that is "painted" onto the concrete. In the background the well is being drilled.

    house foundation

    We have a few more weeks of work on the foundation and the septic system, then the house will be set on the foundation. More then....


    New & For Sale

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to our ongoing move everything is packed away so I won't have anything for sale online for a while.

    Thanks for your patience. Feel free to contact me if you would like me to make you something once my new shop is up and running. The goal is mid November.


    NEW: Take a Bow

    I've decided to add a new section for those of you out there who would like to share photos and/or comments about your own work. Unfortunately, I've yet to figure out how to add the actual form to this newsletter, so I have created a link.

    Click here to showcase your woodwork.


    Woodworking Classes

    on hold until further notice. But all you Vermonters, keep an eye out.

    on a personal note - we had a baby!

    Actually: "my sister's mare had a colt," might be a more accurate statement. His name is Luke and he is a spotted draft. He was born in August and is less than a week old in the photos.

    Luke was skittish at first, but he's getting more friendly by the day. He is used to a halter and will do anything for a good scratch between the shoulder blades.

    His mother is patient and protective. She doesn't like the chicken, hates the dog and will tolerate the cat. Fortunately, she likes people and doesn't mind us handling her baby. Isn't he adorable?

    Spotted Draft Foal

    Spotted Draft Foal


    Final Words

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