Just a reminder that we'll be having a work day on Saturday, June 27th. We'll be up at the farm all day. Come join us!
Just email or call us for directions.
We could use all the help we can get. There are many trees still to come down and lots of bark to peel. Think of it like training for the greased pig event at the county fair. That's what handling a peeled log is like.
So tonight was the first "crew" night. Many hands make light work. We've learned that you can peel logs on the ground but that gets the old back sore after a while. So tonight we build a large sawbuck and doubled the length of our logs. Now four people can attack the bark on one log while others take trees down and move the timbers.
Many, many thanks to Rosetta, Ken, Kim, Scott and Bruce for their help tonight along with Eli, Miriam, Marilla, Jessie, Macaiah, and Samuel for playing with our kids and helping to pick up limbs.
Today we fell the first trees. All the trees in the cordwood walls will
be Poplar. There is a good bit on the land but we'll need to find some
more. We need about 34 cord at 16" long and 6 cord at 8" long
Unloading the pallets that we will stack the cordwood on. Nate's been collecting these from work. Many more to come.
Getting off a missed limb stub.
Nevin - helping to clear brush.
Our good friend Tim, and Denise peeling logs with "spuds".
Two trees down, sectioned, and peeled.....many more to go.
Yes...that is Nevin with an ax....
We hung up these swallow houses that we made on the property to encourage some natural bug predators to move in.
On June 18th - 2012 - we purchased 63.2 acres in rural Northern New York - Belfort, NY to be exact - although our address will be Croghan, NY.
The plan - build a cordwood home, raise our own food, enjoy being a family together, , start a CSA, and to invite others to be part of the journey.
We have been blessed by God and we hope that Stone Table Farm will be a blessing to others.