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A Series on Log House Building #14


The BAY WINDOW I told ‘the man’ how big I wanted the window. He cut the hole and we covered it for the winter. We put insulation over the floor area and covered the areas near the open gable ends with plastic since the snow would blow inside somewhat. I was tired of babysitting the […]

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Landscaping #5


WHAT NOT TO DO: Wendy asked if I worried about the trash build-up on the surface of the bed… My answer: It’s in an open area. The flowering plants leave the most behind so I cut off the dead top growth before winter. The fruit tree leaves will hopefully blow away in the wind. Some […]

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A Series on Log House Building #13


THE CHIMNEY. This had to be planned from the beginning. Our chimney is high and large. That means a lot of weight that needs to be supported at the ground level. I wanted to have a wood stove downstairs as well as a wood cook stove upstairs so that meant it would need two separate flues […]

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A Series on Log House Building #12


THE ROOF! Hubby created what I believe is an original roof system for our house. You may have seen roofing framework being constructed on the ground and then lifted by a crane. Have you ever seen this?   Be a friend by sharing…

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Landscaping #4


This is to finish the landscaping project/article I was working on earlier this summer. Alas, summer was bizzy and I’m only now getting back to the fun I had. So…after the landscaping material is in place, you need something to hold it down asap or the wind will roll it up like a sausage and blow […]

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Landscaping #3


Everything depends on good landscaping material which is so much cheaper in huge rolls. Obviously if the garden is small you have to put up with that expensive cheapy stuff from the hardware store, but if you are in a new neighborhood, a shared investment with some neighbors for materials can be a boon to […]

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Landscaping #2-Rocks


I’m gathering the rocks. The space I’m doing is large so it needs really big objects. This isn’t a town lot after all. I have acres to play with. We have a tractor and skidsteer to help with the farming, snow-removal, road making, and they were a big part of the sawmill operation we tried […]

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Landscaping #1


I enjoy landscaping tremendously. I could do it for a living, but haven’t. I like to use natural cheap materials. I pay attention to nature to get my inspiration. I have several kinds of flowers  inhabiting my garden that I got as gifts from friends. I brought home a few roots now and then and […]

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