30-acre Wood

Rescue Attempt

June 18, 2013

Such a persistent peep coming from the vent box on the camper. The sticks of the nest were poking out the wall. Peep. Peep. Yesterday the camper was moved from a spot in the woods a mile away, so pretty obviously Mama has no idea of where her wee ones got off too. Removed the [...]

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A Walk to My Place

November 7, 2012

This morning, the resident dog and I took a walk up to my place. I took one hundred or so photographs along the way. Over a distance of about one mile, these photos show a bit of how the terrain and scenery changes along the way. I haven’t added captions, but if you mouse-over each [...]

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A Box in the Woods – groundbreaking day

September 1, 2012

My brother, making room for the 12″ Sonotubes that will hold up the beams for the base of my Box. Me, having dug out a bit more of the dirt and rocks, and then standing in the hole just for the helluvit. And that’s about all I’m going to say about this for now, because [...]

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A Box in the Woods – What do we need and how much?

August 29, 2012

Last night we worked up the first round of take-offs. Initially, I did not know what “take-offs” were, not in this context anyway. In the end, it’s just a 3D “story problem” to determine how much material of what sort will be required to build. If two walls are 14 foot high and 24 foot [...]

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A Box in the Woods – materials acquisition, continued

August 27, 2012

Look what my brother brought home for me today! 7/8″ corrugated steel which I will use to clad the exterior of my little box in the woods. And it’s 16 feet long, baby! This is perfect. And this. This is the window that I found at ReStore and for which I had no particular spot [...]

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A Box in the Woods – Acquistion and design

August 26, 2012

Well we rustled up some big old beams, and these will be the things that hold up my little building. These are ginormous hunks of wood, 6″ x 17″ x 12 feet long. You wouldn’t find timbers like this today, not new. These are recycled road barrier wood, replete with 60 penny nails bent over [...]

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A Box in the Woods – Book learnin’

April 20, 2012

Hellbent on coming up with a plan for my little building in the woods, I ordered up some library books for inspiration. Unfortunately—at least that’s how it seems at this point—the books were not only more disappointing than I anticipated, but the ideas I did glean have spoiled what bit of a plan I did [...]

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In love with trees (etc.)

April 17, 2012

I am so in love with my 30-acre Wood. I’ve always adored this particular piece of land, always found it to touch me somehow. But the more time I spend on it, the more I never want to leave it. I am a little confused and baffled by how good I feel just being on [...]

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