A first in 3 years

A nicely finished room, no visible insulation, studs or vapor barrier. It is incredibly satisfying to work on finishing a room. Since we now have enough space in the house, all the others will follow. We are done making temporary arrangements.

A guide for the circular is incredibly useful for making rip cuts.

How trims are born

Finer work is super satisfying

I opened the windows and discovered the view a few weeks ago, giving them a nice frame makes it all the more enjoyable.

Flowering marsh, a nascent swim hole & the incredible prospect of getting the tractor over the stream

Our land has an enormous marsh running through it, seeing it in bloom is quite the spectacle.

Out of nowhere, we got carried away playing with the water flow. We always had the idea to make a little swim hole and a bridge and it all seemed so far away until we went for it.

We funneled the water existing the marsh, it makes crossing the stream much easier and will allow for a small sediment pool before the swim hole. The most amazing part of this endeavor is that we can see for the first time how we’ll be able to take the tractor beyond the stream. The majority of our land has been hardly accessible by vehicles, taking a tractor to the other side means much better paths, which means plenty of easy access to wood, ability to build in more isolated areas and so much more. This is quite exiting.

There is still a lot of work to be done to make this a quaint place to cool off on the hot days.

Maple seedling

Something is making this year an excellent one for maples to come out of the ground. Maple seedlings are everywhere.