The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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Category Archives: Barn Restoration
Installing the Boiler
hen we decided to put the new boiler for the barn near an adjacent shed, the boiler seller told me I would have to find someone with a Bobcat to help me get it onto its foundation slab. So I … Continue reading
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een having a blast building this half-wall with hydronic tubing. It isn’t L-shaped, I just couldn’t fit it into one picture. Since the floor is much higher in this small portion of the downstairs of the barn, and I don’t … Continue reading
Window frames built!
esterday, my Grandpa dropped off 10 window frames!, which is the last of what I needed for the bottom floor. This morning I sanded them and this afternoon I will prime them. Gotta say, this lingering summer warmth is helping … Continue reading
Beautiful Old Doors Donated
uess what? Yesterday while I fired the kiln, my seventh grade art teacher, Dennis Wilson, stopped by the farm to donate a few beautiful old doors for the barn. One of my first clay projects in school was a mug … Continue reading
oday I am painting, stripping, and caulking windows as usual. My grandpa built me 8 more window frames (below left). I am almost done with refinishing the windows: I need 72 for the bottom floor because I am installing them three deep for … Continue reading