The homestead begins... This is going to be a long term post. :)

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  1. Geoffrey

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    Making some progress on the roof, windows and doors arrived yesterday and hopefully they'll go in next weekend.

    Thank you all for continuing to watch this thread.
     
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    Thanks for sharing....getting dried in makes everything better....:)
     
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    Making some more progress, slowly.

    Thank you all for watching this and passing on your encouragement.

    More to come in the new year...
     
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    Thanks for the update.....glad you were able to get the doors and windows in before lots of snow hits....
    Enjoying watching your progress!!
     
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    looking good!
    nice job wrapping the openings before installing the windows.
     
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    Thank you both.

    Now on to the electrical and heating.
     
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    Congrats of getting the Tyack and windows.......Got to tell you, I was getting nervous seeing the OSB "naked" in the snow...
    Bet that a load off you mind as well.

    Nice job...and yes....A Lot Of Work....
    Keep the pic's coming.
     
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    Yeah it is a HUGE load off my mind indeed.
     
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    PS.... had a shed built with that and kinda melted down...even with paint.
     
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    Geoffrey,

    The homestead looks amazing. Looking at the pictures from the beginning to the most recent it is phenomenal to see the progress you have made! You have a nice layout, wonderful land, nice berries were growing, the garden is nice, the house coming along nicely!!! And so much more. There is a lot of land there that you will be able to take advantage of.

    Congratulations!! Looking forward to seeing more pictures, hopefully in the very near future!! Good luck in all your endeavors!!!
     
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    hunter63, the shed will be covered in the same vapour barrier and then covered with the same siding once we get it moved into its proper place.

    Thanks JosephDurham, it has been a journey indeed and we feel truly blessed to have this beautiful home and land. There is a lot of potential there and we plan to be the best stewards with what we have as we can be.
     
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    Final door went in, only two windows left to do but they need to stay out until the basement floor is poured.


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    Water well is now in, 200' down but we got 20 gallons per minute which we are happy with


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    Electrical roughed it


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    Insulation going in

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    WOW! An incredible amount of work has been done since the last time I saw this! Looking real good, and 25 gallons per minute from your well is great. :)
     
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    Thanks :)

    Not too bad considering its only my father working full time on it and I only get to help on the weekend or holidays/vacation. Sure helps to have a workaholic father... :)
     

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