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Building a permanent deep-pit BBQ

Jacob, our pet sheep, oversees Aaron's preparation of the BBQed lamb There’s nothing like a deep-pit BBQ when you’re cooking for a bunch [...]

By |April 5th, 2016|Building Projects, Food Production|0 Comments

A New Cellar for Meat & Wine – Finishing Touches

Jacob and Lily examine the finished project From the beginning it had been our goal to have the new cellar finished in [...]

By |March 21st, 2016|Agriculture, Building Projects|0 Comments

A New Cellar for Meat & Wine – Part 3 – “Many hands make for light work”

Brook, Tri & Daniel prepare to build the log roof structure After the hole had been dug for the new cellar the [...]

By |March 14th, 2016|Building Projects|0 Comments

Root Cellar Construction – Part 2 – Getting started

The kitchen cellar at Timber Butte Homestead I’ve built three root-cellars over the past forty-five years. The first one I hand dug [...]

By |March 11th, 2016|Building Projects|Comments Off on Root Cellar Construction – Part 2 – Getting started

A Cellar for Meat and Wine – Part 1

A New cellar for Timber Butte Our farmstead here on Timber Butte has continued to mature since its conception ten years ago. [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|Building Projects, Food Production, Sustainable Living|0 Comments

The payoff of preparation for another growing season – Entry #221

Timber Butte Garden after the pre-work is done Jacob, the bummer lamb helps Nancy seed the onion bed [...]

Constructing concrete fence posts – Part 4 – Finishing the project – Entry #217

When it was all said and done – I felt a sense of satisfaction My last three entries on the subject of [...]

By |September 22nd, 2013|Building Projects|0 Comments

Constructing concrete fence posts – Part 3 – corner & gate posts – Entry #216

Wooden gates on concrete posts and header Steel post braces Bolts and hinges were set into [...]

By |September 14th, 2013|Building Projects|0 Comments

Constructing concrete fence posts – Part 2 – Entry #215

I learned by trial and error (mainly error) how rich to mix my cement so the posts wouldn’t crack [...]

By |September 4th, 2013|Agriculture, Building Projects|0 Comments

Constructing concrete fence posts – Part 1 – Entry #214

Concrete fence posts protecting our vineyard at Timber Butte Fence posts made by my great-grandfather surrounded the old family [...]

By |August 26th, 2013|Agriculture, Building Projects, Food Production|0 Comments
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