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
tearns Electric visited the farm on Thursday and Friday to trench the new power line to the barn and replace the transformer pole.
t may not look like much, but the new power line to the barn and these new electrical panels and outlets will consume most of the funds we raised at last year’s Bouja. The old panels you still see will be … Continue reading
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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
Paint Removal with Heat Gun
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
Yet Another Visit to Conrad’s Woodshop
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