Author Archives: Ted

Dig ready? – not – yet…

Weather (wet) and paperwork (govt.) have combined, and we have missed our goal… but we’ll keep at it. In the meantime, here’s our site plan. Notice the shaded area around the creek at the upper part of the diagram – … Continue reading

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After 35 years of dreaming…

…here we go! As one might note from previous posts, our progress since 2007 has been somewhat uncertain. The 2008 financial meltdown, family and business issues and the general rush of life have meant that now, finally, we’re on the … Continue reading

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Back on Track

After almost 3 years of delay (due to the recession and financing issues) we are back on track to begin building our new strawbale home in the summer of 2012.  It’s going to be beautiful, and we’re excited!  As you … Continue reading

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Crossing is finished!

We are very pleased; Paul Clifford Construction did an excellent job, at a reasonable price.

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Crossing and driveway

We finally have a picture:

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Hay is food

If you grew up on a farm, thoughts about hay are second nature. By “hay” I don’t necessarily mean “square grassy thingys you see in the field” but rather food for animals in various forms. Alfalfa, fescue and other grasses … Continue reading

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Fire? What fire?

Since “The Three Little Pigs” is the story everyone conjures up when told “we’re building a house out of straw”, it’s only appropriate to cover that subject right up front. Here are some facts to keep in mind: Yes- loose … Continue reading

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