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Entry #61 – Constructing free-stacked mortar-less rock walls

Sometimes I think my dad and I have a little Inca blood in us.  We both love building rock retaining walls and between the two [...]

By |March 28th, 2009|Building Projects|0 Comments

Entry #49 – Building a pole barn

I’ve built three pole barns in my life and every one I have said would be my last.  This time I mean it – the [...]

By |February 26th, 2009|Building Projects, Livestock|0 Comments

Entry #29 – Building a woodburning hot tub

The completed hot tub in action Left photo:Finding the location. Right photo: Building the oven. Left photo:Using a [...]

By |January 13th, 2009|Building Projects|0 Comments

Entry #15 – “Quaerite Primum Regnum”

One of my all time favorite western movies is Lonesome Dove. If you’ve seen it you may remember the scene where [...]

By |December 15th, 2008|Building Projects|0 Comments

Entry # 14 – Readiness

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By |December 12th, 2008|Building Projects, Video|0 Comments

Entry # 13 – Building a Root Cellar Part 4 – Ready to use

A root cellar is an amazing thing.  Our cellar maintains a constant temperature of 40 to 50 degrees year round – [...]

By |December 11th, 2008|Building Projects|0 Comments

Entry #11 – Building a Root Cellar Part 2 – Getting started

Putting up the sign at Timber Butte Ranch. When I dug the hole for the first root cellar (Better known as the Hole) on [...]

By |December 8th, 2008|Building Projects|0 Comments

Entry #10 – Building a Root Cellar Part 1 – Revisiting the “Hole”

The "Hole" on the old ranch. When Nancy and I moved onto the original old ranch after we were married in the [...]

By |December 8th, 2008|Building Projects|0 Comments
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