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3-12-16, Photo Update

Here’s a little multimedia update of few things happening around here this late winter / early spring.  Lots of custom work and sawmilling going on at HHS Co, but hopefully I’ll get the time and inclination for a more detailed … Continue reading

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Excavation, Footings, and Crossed Fingers

In my last post regarding construction, I detailed the drilling of the well that provides water to the house and gardens up here near Babb, Montana.  This evening I’ll move on to the nuts and bolts (or sand and cement, … Continue reading

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Neil S. Hawks, on his 31st Birthday

A big part of the whole point of this blog is basically boasting that I built my own house. The bigger truth is that while I did build my own place, and I DO brag about it, in reality I … Continue reading

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New Years Eve, New Years

Over the past several holiday seasons my closest group of friends and family (although the line between the two is difficult to discern after 10-15 years of being together) has made it a point to try to plan a winter … Continue reading

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Ivey Courtney Stone, and the meaning of “a couple”

One of the first lessons that I can recall learning in the course of instruction came as  a result of being quite young, rather poor with math, and pretty greedy as far as all things peppermint were concerned.  That combination … Continue reading

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How’d you like to be at the Swiftcurrent Lookout this evening?

The sunset this evening was pretty fantastic!  I tried to snap a few photos, and as per usual, they don’t really do justice to the array of colors present.  It’s not all orange and purple, I swear.  Plus, it’s hard … Continue reading

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First Snow

We finally got our first appreciable snowfall this week!  NOAA was predicting a couple inches but we got around six.  This is a pretty tough area to accurately predict as we are so far north and so close to the … Continue reading

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