Monthly Archives: April 2010

“The Good Sense God Gave a Goat”

When I as a kid, I spent  lot of time living with my grandparents. My great grand mother was also part of this extended family and she was quite the character. All of her male siblings were New Orleans jazz … Continue reading

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The Barn Project Part 12

Rafter Installation Last post, I built the ridge beam and lock it into position with eight rafters. This time I’ll fill in the rafters and strip the roof for the metal roof. Above, you can see I installed a center … Continue reading

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The Barn Project Part 11

The upper section framing continues. Once the walls were complete, I turned my attention to making the 40′ ridge board. This ridge is comprised of  two 2″x8″x24′ s.y.p. and two 2″x8″x16′ s.y.p. laminated together with resorcinol glue. This creates a … Continue reading

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The Bee’s Knees!!

I started with four nuc’s about one year ago. These were my first hives and despite taking two short courses with the local cooperative extension, I lost two.  I decided to keep four hives on hand until I’m certain I … Continue reading

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