One of the cooler things I've seen recently...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Stage two of the studio construction is completed! This past Saturday my neighbor Jeff came over to do the site work. Both he and his partner were expert with the excavator. I couldn’t help but notice how the bucket seemed like an extension of their arms. It was really impressive.
They first tackled the driveway, making quick work of it. Then they tore up the grass and topsoil where the building will be done. They brought in quite a bit of fine gravel and leveled it out really nice. I also had them pull up some of the red pine stumps we cut a few weeks ago. Then we put in a two car parking lot near the road and continued the driveway down the front of the building spot. This will be nice to have vehicles back up for loading and unloading situations.
It goes without saying that Eden thought the whole thing was a riot. He loved the excavator and all the ruckus it made.
This is the last step we will be accomplishing before snowfall. To be continued on the other side of winter. For now, it's time to hibernate...
Friday, November 9, 2012
Mike did a great job teaching me how to fell a tree with a chainsaw. I was only used to (and comfortable with) taking down small trees with an axe. Big macho scary chainsaws are a bit much for my taste. But I did it. And I still have all my appendages.
We were able to get a good little collection of red pine logs we’re going to mill up. I will hopefully be able to get boards for part of the inside of the studio.
So make a check on stage one. We’ve cleared the way for my neighbor, Jeff, to come to do the site work. It’s scheduled for about two weeks from now.