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Labor Day Barn Projects…

It’s time for installment 6,732 of our Barn Projects Series. I kid, but really, we’re nearing “the end”. The first order of business for this weekend was to clear brush from the area where the fire suppression water tanks are to be located. Have you ever tried to clear scrub oak? I have now, and it’s hard, even with a rented backhoe.

Here is surveying the land before we begin:

First we chainsaw:

Now we bring in the heavy equipment:

Attempting to compact the ground as we go(hint:it didn’t do much good):

This was really grueling work, and we ended up stoping for the weekend, due in part to stuff like these:

But I promise we had a good reason to stop…

Love Shack…

This is the latest incarnation of a book nook I build for the classroom of my older daughter’s teacher. She wanted a cozy nook for kids to read in, and this sort of faux building is what I went to school for. She updates it occasionally for certain units/lessons  or seasonal themes. This was for Valentines day.