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
his week, having talked to the building inspector to find out what permits I needed to get, I was disappointed to find out they need a plan for the barn’s renovation by a licensed architect before they can issue permits. … Continue reading
ofta! Removing all the loose paint and caulking on the old windows my friend, James Dean, donated to the barn is going to be a big job! If anyone feels like scraping paint with me, you can email me at … Continue reading
y parents and my friend Colin helped me install these beauties last weekend. They are the last two posts that need extended footings and that will be exposed rather than buried in a wall. Coincidentally there are seven exposed posts … Continue reading
his morning I poured two more footings of concrete for two more posts in the barn, and am excited to clean up the posts for them! Mom blanched the first batch of beans from the garden today and yesterday we … Continue reading
have always wanted to own/use a drawknife. The posts we planed with Conrad last week had a good amount of bark on some edges and so I asked my Grandpa if he knew where I might find a drawknife to … Continue reading
esterday, my mom and Dad and my friend Colin helped me haul these suckers to Conrad Legatt’s to square them up and plane them. Check out an earlier post on Conrad’s impressive wood-working shop here. The four posts that went … Continue reading