September saw most work on pole barn getting done. Still waiting on electric service install. Preparations for pouring floor started on the 15th. with arrival of foam board insulation. On the 27th. floor drain, Foam insulation, and pex tubing were installed. Floor is ready for wire and concrete. Came back the 28th. to finish floor. … Continue reading “September 2016”
August was a very hot and humid month here. Pole barn got underway, still waiting on electric, garage door, and floor. The floor of the pole barn is going to have pex tubing in it for heat. First they will put down 2 inch foam insulation. Then either wire mesh or re-bar not sure which … Continue reading “August 2016”
10 years ago today, was the day that I quit smoking.
More pictures, click on title to see. contractor for the pole barn is Fisher Brothers Builders. http://www.fisherbrothersbuilders.com/ Day two of construction, crew arrives and starts setting trusses. Now that framing is done, time to put double bubble insulation on roof. Mainly used to control condensation inside of barn. Windows and door starting to be put … Continue reading “Pole Barn Construction (part 2, day 2)”
More pictures, click on title to see. contractor for the pole barn is Fisher Brothers Builders. http://www.fisherbrothersbuilders.com/ Day one of construction materials arrive. Building crew arrives. Crew worked 2 hours 15 minutes today, and more material arrived. Coming back tomorrow to finish.
This post contains a lot of pictures. First off, contractor for the pole barn is Fisher Brothers Builders. http://www.fisherbrothersbuilders.com/ August 1, 2016 – Part one is site prep. August 2, 2016 – Digging holes. While talking to the excavator operator about plans for the property. Told him I was in the process of taking old … Continue reading “Pole Barn Construction (part 1)”
Rendering of pole barn that is going to be built. It is going to be 30′ x 48′ x 10′. I designed this with the help of Punch Home Design and Landscape Professional. I’m using this program to design our house also. The program is extremely good and fairy easy to use. The back wall … Continue reading “Pole Barn”
Since the company I worked for downsized, and move everything to Kansas, I’ve had time to start organizing things for the homestead. This spring the old barn on the property finally decided to fall in on its self. This was a good thing. The site where the barn sits is where we will have our … Continue reading “Where to Start”
Welcome to our homesteading blog! This blog is something we’ve been meaning to do for nearly a decade, but due to various circumstances, we’re just now officially starting into the first chapter of our homesteading journey. So why did it take so long to get through the prologue? Well, here’s a little bit of backstory. … Continue reading “Welcome – and a Backstory”