Porch deck finally finished

Porch deck finally finished

Porch deck finally finished

The weather held out long enough to finally finish the porch deck.

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Next up.  The porch roof.

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The Homestead

Now that I know the old shed has tranformed into an insulated, heated cabin that can withstand the winter weather, I can officially call it a homestead.  Lot’s of things to do such as building a greenhouse and preparing to put in a garden.  Maybe even some livestock.  Chickens or rabbits most likely but not cows.  We’ll see.  The goal is turn the place into a self-sufficient homestead.

But this January thaw and heavy rain has brought up another problem.

Lake Pithole

Lake Pithole

Lake Pithole

Lake Pithole

I need to dig a drainage ditch.  With the amount of ground water I may actually start a spring.

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Finishing the porch deck

Finally a break in the weather so I could get the porch deck finished.  Almost.

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Home again, home again, diggity dog

I’m back from Chicago.  Hope everyone had a nice Christmas.  I’m spending New Years tonight in the cabin.

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First day of Winter

Cabin all secured for Christmas.

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Imagining the porch deck

This is kind of like what the porch will look like halfway.  Most boards are not attached yet.

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Actually only half the framing is done.  But it is solid.

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I’ll be here all week…

What are you looking at.  You never saw horses before?

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Allegheny Chair

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It even works outside in the Allegheny Wild

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Some folks call it an Adirondack Chair but I’m going to call it an Allegheny Chair.  It’s like an Adirondack only more crooked.  It’s not yet finished since I need some shorter screws for the back slats.

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First real snow

You can’t see it very well in the photo but at 11:44am Nov 19 the first real snow of the season started.

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12:05pm and the ground is already covering.

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