Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Homestead

Hi! I'm back. We've been busy working on the place. Here's what it looks like now. A true homestead!!!!

The blue barrel is our rain collection system. It is gravity fed down to the garden. We kinda lucked out with the garden being downhill from the house.
The lean-to has been a great place to hang out in the shade! Our plan is to close it in before winter.

The Garden

It is made of leftover cordwood material. I am even mulching with cedar bark from the cordwood. I hope to add two new garden beds a year. That's enough to keep me busy for a season.

Compost bins
The outhouse.
The interior
Upstairs tongue and groove finished!! Even the trim around the windows!
The ladder to the loft. Cory milled it out of jackpine.

Now we're ready to spend some much needed time on the water in the breeze!