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
y Dad has been tearing off the thin cement-board facing in the northeast corner of the barn in preparation of the electricians’ visit next week. We are trying to get it ready for the installation of a new breaker box … Continue reading
eave it to Dom to figure out a better way to remove old paint from window frames. With a little heat from a cheap little heat gun: the paint bubbles and lifts from the wood and scrapes off like butter! <—-This paint … Continue reading
oaded up another suburban full of my rough-sawn wood this morning from my cache in my dad’s “warehouse”, pictured above, and planed it with Conrad. He is also one of the local beekeepers who took my brother under their wing … Continue reading
his weekend the farmer who moved the hay from the hayloft made good on his promise to remove the pile of concrete rubble from the demolition last fall. He brought his most trusted assistant, his grandson <—-Andrew. Who, after … Continue reading
oday my mom helped me haul a suburban-full of 2 x 8’s to Conrad’s, where we spent the morning planing them. Along with the new posts in the barn, they are also from the lumber I made years ago while clearing … Continue reading
y friend Dana helped me with windows yesterday, as we unloaded another car-load of 30 or so from my friend James Dean.
ot much to report lately because aside from talking to an electrician and an architect, all I do is scrape, repaint and recaulk windows. Mom felt bad for me and pitched in, scraping windows with me all morning.