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Old 01-07-2016, 10:35 AM   #171
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Nothing much done to the bus since my last post, but I figured I'd post photos of some of the other projects happening around the property.

These few pictures are from later this summer. The building of the bridge!

We had the cement mixer running off of the solar system. Pretty cool...


Slapped a shed together. It is built from the abundant supply of balsam fir growing all through the bush. It's not a bad wood for building, but it's a weed in a way. It grows quickly and is a bushy conifer, so it steals sunlight from other slower growing trees such as the maples and oaks. I have no problem re-purposing the fir as rough lumber.
Oh, anyone recognize those windows?




Here's Erin and our friend's dog George on the bridge after a crazy week of rain. The water is down a bit in this picture, but at one point you could dangle your feet in the water if sitting on the deck of the bridge.

Our pup, Willow:


I used a bunch of balsam fir to make a temporary deck. Eventually it will have smaller I-beams for cross members and a deck made of 2x6 rough-cut, but this gets us, the quad and building supplies across for now. All that balsam will become next winters firewood. Good place to season it, no?

A picture of the bus while standing on the river bank:


Our mouse catchers:
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:07 AM   #172
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Nice! Your pics remind me of REDD's.

I love the mouse-catchers
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:07 AM   #173
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I spy some bullet holes. No?
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:20 AM   #174
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And a couple appear to be pretty big bore. Niiicce.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:34 AM   #175
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Some Bondo, a fresh coat of paint and she'll look good as new.......
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:15 PM   #176
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The cat house looks like a '68 Plymouth Valiant or Dodge Dart--am I right?
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:49 PM   #177
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And a couple appear to be pretty big bore. Niiicce.
Haha.. Yup. The bullet holes are from before the car become the kitty palace. There should be some small dents from a 10-gauge and I think the holes are courtesy of a .308. I only possess a .22 coyote scarer, but my brother and friends come over on occasion for target practice and the occasional spruce grouse, deer and/or rabbit hunt.

I also feel inclined to add that the buses name is simply "Armageddon". We're not actually doomsdayers, or end-of-worlders, or anything. We just happen to live in a bus down by the river and fire guns off on occasion. The more I upload pictures, the more crazy I think we look.. haha.. ah well
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:51 PM   #178
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The cat house looks like a '68 Plymouth Valiant or Dodge Dart--am I right?
Think so? We haven't been able to figure it out, actually. All of the emblems are missing and no labels are legible any more. I can see the outline of where a Dodge emblem was on the trunk, but that's all.
'68 Doge Dart? I'll take it! Thanks Trunt.
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my brother and friends come over on occasion for target practice and the occasional spruce grouse, deer and/or rabbit hunt.
If they are planning on hunting "grouse, deer and/or rabbit"...they need to be practicing on a target smaller than a '68 Dodge!
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If they are planning on hunting "grouse, deer and/or rabbit"...they need to be practicing on a target smaller than a '68 Dodge!
Actually, the other day a friend and I were driving down the road out front of our place and ran into a 'pack' of rabbits. I had never seen anything like it! There were probably 10 or 12 in a tight formation on the road. I could have closed my eyes and fired a shotgun anywhere in that general direction and came away with a few, or hit the accelerator We didn't have a bow or gun, so we hopped out and scared them away instead. They even took off like a pack...

Back to cars, I also found an engine graveyard with 3 Vauxhall inline 6s. There's an old frame lying nearby, which I'm assuming belongs to the vehicle that tore through each of those engines. Surprisingly, the chrome bumpers are still in decent shape. The best I can guess is that the frame belongs to one of these fellas:
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