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: