While fall is dedicated to hunting, we always try to work on some of our ongoing projects. With construction of the house on our minds as a soon coming project, we need to wrap up some existing projects.
Joy and Danny were in Kentucky with us, they helped to fill the feeders since they arrived earlier than us.
Ongoing Projects: The Barn
The barn is an long going project that we keep chiseling away at. This trip we emptied it out completely and improved the floor in the main room.
Look back at when we started the barn here.
We brought in many loads of dirt and leveled the floor. Then we added a layer of larger gravel as a base and added another layer of smaller gravel on top of that.
The smaller gravel is much easier to walk on, while the large gravel creates a more substantial base.
The barn is getting closer to completion. We still need to improve the floor in the workshop and finish the extended roof on the front.
Ongoing Project: The Bathhouse
The bathhouse is another ongoing project. This shed was recovered from a job. Philip had been called in after a tree fell on it. He agreed to remove it as part of the clean up. We have reassembled the shed here having to rebuild only one wall. Here the last wall is enclosed and it now allows for secure storage.
We did reconfigure the shed some to allow for a loft ceiling. The bathhouse will have a full bathroom and washer when completed.
Ongoing Project: Land Management
Removing deadwood is an important part of land management. Philip was burning this dead tree to remove it.
There was a light rain while we burning this tree. Philip knocked down the logs so that they could be placed in a safe area to continue to burn.
The deer were quite ruff on our young fruit trees. They have almost completely destroyed three of them. They made some pretty big scrapes on this one but we are hoping to save it. I repaired the scrape and put fencing around the tree.
We had some seed that we needed to put out. Philip had plowed up the ground earlier and I used the 4 wheeler to till the seed in.
About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.