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Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2014’

  • Monitor Barn

    Barn: Part 3

    I enjoy learning new skills. Sometimes it feels as if every day is packed with lessons. With this barn project I’ve embarked on an expansive multi-year curriculum including architecture, engineering, building science, and the trades. I’ve dabbled in aspects of it over the years, but …

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  • Monitor Barn

    Barn: Part 2

    As most rural Vermont residents know, there are five seasons spanning the year. Winter, spring, summer, fall, and Mud Season. Well, Marion and I have extended that list to include one more. Construction season covers the two month period from mid-September through mid-November. It is …

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  • Monitor Barn

    Barn: Part 1

    Our plans for a barn originated at the moment that the land was purchased. Those plans have evolved a lot over the years, but there has never been a question as to the importance of the building that will become the centerpiece in our revival of this old hillside farm. While …

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