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Breaking ground... and machines!
We've well and truly broken ground now, hitting some major milestones but also breaking some things along the way.
After a couple of hectic weeks of final preparation, this week we had our first glimpse of what lies beneath the surface on our property.
Change of Plans
After a lot of consideration, we decided to part ways with our architects. Since then, everything has been turned upside down...in a good way!
Oops! We did it again...
Between our travel trailer, equipment trailer and portable sawmill we're no strangers to towing, and this week we added another trailer to our collection!
New Tool DayTable Saw & Planer
We visited the Rockler store in Salem, NH to pick up some exciting new tools - a Sawstop Jobsite Table Saw and Dewalt DW735X planer.
DIY Log Raised Garden Bed
We built a 4x8ft log cabin-esque raised garden bed from nothing but spruce logs - perfect for starting our Hügelkultur garden!
Preparing to Plant
Our projected final frost date is fast approaching so we've been planning this year's gardening projects and getting things ready to plant.
DIY Elevated Herb Planter
I built this simple but effective elevated planter so we can grow fresh herbs this summer - plus we can easily move it with our tractor if we want!
Even though we're still clearing trees for our house site, this week I've been working on installing a roof!
Eggstra Special Update
We continue to make progress with clearing the site, found time to make our first ever homemade maple syrup and traded for some fresh local eggs.
The Maple Syrup Experiment
We tried making maple syrup from scratch for the first time by tapping our own trees and boiling the sap on a campfire - it was a delicious success!
First Campfire of 2022
Yes, it's March. And we're in Vermont. And it might have only been 45°F (7°C) on Monday evening but that didn't stop us having our first campfire of 2022.
Getting into the swing
We've been back in Vermont just over 2 weeks so the honeymoon is over and now it's time to get to work - building projects and felling trees!
DIY Bulk Bag Support
We needed a way to hold a bulk bag open while we filled it with wood chips using our wood chipper - check out our simple DIY solution!
With lumber prices currently sky-high, building with pallets is a great way to use free, reclaimed material to create some simple yet useful projects!
It's that time of year again - mud season! As all the accumulate snow and frozen ground melts, everything turns to mud!
RV Propane PlanBig vs Small Tanks
While RV camping off-grid on our property in Vermont we had a big decision to make - should we have a large propane tank delivered or refill our small tanks?
Kubota Tractor Snow Tire Chains
We installed BORA wheel spacers and European diamond studded snow tire chains on our Kubota L3901 compact tractor to help in snow and ice.
Snowboarding... on our driveway!
Our 1,000ft driveway was covered with a foot of fresh snow so there was just one question - could we snowboard down it? Only one way to find out!