Our freezer now has 3 deer.
Tim is disappointed that they are all small ones, but I honestly don't care. It is plenty.
Today was warm and so we went up to work on the garage. This is the west side of it. We are enclosing the loft, area and putting in a (scavenged) window. Tim just wanted something with screens that he could open and ventilate the upstairs during the summer. You will see cracks between the boards. The front has not yet got the battens on, which are 4 inch wide boards that will cover the gaps.
As a courtesy, we will not bother our sawyer, until hunting season is done. (Today was the final day)
Levi always has a pile of batten boards though,
Tim can pick up what he needs with no wait involved.
The mandoor was scavenged also, a $20 lucky find.
William is a good helper. He scrambles up and down ladders like nobody's business. His job today was to keep the fire in the firepit going. He gathered up the scrap wood and branches. Being the Fire Warden sounds far more glamorous than cleaning, which was actually the most important part of his job, but we didn't tell him that.
It was a $2.00 day for him.
Tim thinks this is a bad picture. Both of the barn doors are open on the right hand side. The gap between the two sections of 'door' on the left side of the building is where he will take the sawzall to the 2 x 6 cross bars, when he is ready to finish the doors. Since we don't plan on bringing the tractors back out until the spring, we don't have any reason to make those final cuts.
Just more security this winter.
All that is left is the eastern loft wall and installing that window there.
A good day's work.
The nicest part was that when it started to rain, we simply pulled the saw inside and kept on working.
Our next project, probably not until the spring now, will be a green house to the left and in front of the garage. There will be a rainbarrel to collect the run off from north side of the garage and provide the water we need for that project. We have a pile of scavenged windows for the sides and some polycarbonate panels for the roof.
We have a pair of sliding glass doors for the east side of it,
for easy access.
We've been stockpiling windows from the various rehabs we have done over the years.
Tim is very excited about his garage.
I will probably be just as excited about the greenhouse.
This summer we plan on starting work on the house. The basement will be dug and we want the building framed. We will pay to have this work done because we don't have the equipment to do the basement work. We also won't have much time to do the framing because we have one last house to finish renovating. When that is finally on the market, we will be able to focus completely on our retirement home. I think we are in agreement that we will not buy any more houses. We've got enough rentals and we are ready to stop flipping.