Friday, December 31, 2010

New House Pictures

Here are some crazy, but good pictures of the new house taken by Jess Ahlemeyer. She has been taking pictures of all the houses at DR so we can update our virtual tour on the DR website. Watch for the update soon. I'm writing the text for the pictures.

Jess used a program that allows her to create a composite image of many photos. She is a great photographer too so these are really nice. Unfortunately, the house is not really finished or furnished and is not looking its best. But still it gives you a better idea of what it looks like inside, with some distortion. Thanks for these pictures, Jess.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hoop House!

It's finally getting to the end of the working season. We had our first snow yesterday and many days it's too cold to do much outside. I've finished most of what I wanted to finish outside, though I still have a few important tasks to complete, like building a wood shed and putting gutters on the house. For a while there I was worried I wasn't going to be able to finish the hoop house in time to plant in the spring. I've had a number of problems with the kit. There was no information in the instructions about how to build the end walls, so it's been interesting trying to figure out how to do that and how the plastic on the end walls is attached. There seem to be major parts of the instructions that are left up to the person putting it up to figure out for themselves even though parts provided are sometimes not compatible. It's been much more of a struggle than I would have expected from something prefab, but I have now finished it. The plastic is up and it's pretty tight for the winter.