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  • 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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  • Marion and Kevin

    We’ll Walk the Road Together

    We’ve known each other for most of our lives. Even when thousands of miles separated us, we traveled the same path. I think that we both knew that it was only a matter of time before we’d share the road together. On September 6th, 2014, we paused to …

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  • Surly Ogre

    Ride on a Dirt Road

    I grew up with a bike on a dirt road in rural Vermont. It was in the days preceding “play dates” and “soccer moms” and the thousands of miles today’s parents put on minivans, transporting children here and there on a schedule that’ll make your …

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