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    The Forest Holds Its Breath

    We knew it was coming. Snow had been in the forecast for a week prior to the storm’s arrival. By the time two converging fronts combined forces we had another nor’easter settling in. As nor’easters go, it’s anybody’s guess as to how much precipitation is …

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    Barn: Part 8

    We knew we were close. After a balmy autumn, the air began to change as we pressed ahead with the remaining few days of work required to close up the barn floor for the winter. The daily weather pattern included rapid and continuous oscillations between …

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    Barn: Part 7

    At the end of our October 26th barn-raising day we had nearly a third of the first floor structure in place. That was the section of the deck that we simply could not accomplish between the two of us and we are extremely grateful for all the …

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    Barn: Part 6

    The pieces lay waiting, in neat, covered stacks. It was mid-October, three years after we’d broken ground for our barn. We put out the word, rallying friends and family for a “raising” on Sunday, October 26th. It was finally time to begin joining timbers for the frame. …

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    Barn: Part 5

    By June of this year, our barn foundation looked like a giant planter box, filled with weeds, wildflowers, and black raspberry canes. The next step in the project was to parge the outer surface of the walls, so we just let the vegetation on the …

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