Category Archives: Construction

Construction projects on the farm

Work Bench

  I think our house construction is officially under way Built a workbench specifically for fabricating the post and beam laminates. Some of the beams will be up to 4.2m long so need a level,  sturdy bench to clamp and … Continue reading

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Polyhouse

I finally got the skin onto the polyhouse frame. The hoops and skin did not cost anything. We recovered them from a nursery that was closing down several years ago. It is 7.5m by 3.6m and will be a very … Continue reading

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Shed Slab

I started concreting the large shed, in anticipation of getting under way with building the strawbale house. This space will be much more usable once it has a concrete floor. I levelled out the floor, and setup the formwork and … Continue reading

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Perched Dam

I used the tractor with a grader blade to dig out a small pond. I estimate that it is about 10 thousand litres when full. The purpose of this pond is to filter water run off from the neighbouring paddocks … Continue reading

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More Chook Accommodation

On my break from work I have been working on a new chook shed. The weather has been bad, raining a lot, but I have managed to get stuck into building another chook shed for Kirsty. She has 40 new … Continue reading

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Chook House Extension

We have two kiwi fruit vines that are ready to be planted out. These plants grow profusely and need very strong support. We decided to plant the kiwis trained along the front of the chook house. This will provide passive … Continue reading

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