Bought a Tiny Farm; Building a Small Log Cabin

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    Thank you very much. .. I appreciate that! They look like a very nice kit. Come spring, I may just make the plunge. Thanks again!
     
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    Thanks, catsboy. I've been keeping bees for 5-6 years. I don't have any intention to do pollination work; I'm not even sure there's a market for it here in Missouri...I just sell honey, wax, etc. Good luck with making an income from bees--I find that beekeeping consistently sucks up more money than it spits out.
     

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    Your welcome...sorry I called you Art! LOL
     
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    Do you sell under the name Vandelay Industries Honey?
     
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    LOL, no but that is funny. I doubt a lot of people will understand that reference, but I certainly appreciate the deep pull.
     
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    I got Part 5 edited and uploaded. My favorite part of this one is when I show the window. We just love the windows that came with the kit. I'm not sure why they're not more common in the US.

     
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    And here's Part 6. That should be all for a while...this video is pretty much caught up to where we're at now.

     
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    That's coming together quite nicely.. Thanks for sharing your adventure. I have a soapstone stove and love it!
     
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    Nice! I heard the soapstone will hold heat for a long time, so I'm hoping it'll help keep the house warm even when we're away at work for the day.
     
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    You'll love it! Here is a pic of mine I just took for you. stove.jpg
     
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    Love it. Love your hearth too.
     
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    Just posted Part 7 after spending the last couple days pouring the slab and moving a gazillion pounds worth of tongue-and-groove board into the house.

     
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    Really enjoying your post Art - looking great!
    Moving to a smaller place will be fine, since you will be outdoors most of the time trying to git er dun everyday on the homestead (if our experience is any indication!)
    I wish we could have bees - but my wife is allergic to bee-venom and I just can't chance it.
    We L'dOL at your comment about the copper vent - if you can't hide it make it a Feature!
    Keep the postings coming!
     
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    Thanks! Yeah, we're up to two copper vent pipes now. I guess we'll just keep adding "features" until all the plumbing is up to code, LOL.

    Does you wife go into anaphylactic shock when she gets stung? We all have varying degrees of reactions to getting stung, but you don't want to mess around if her throat closes up. I actually carry an Epipen with me just in case the mailman, neighbor, etc. comes up to me when I'm working the bees. You never know who's gonna have a bad reaction.