We are not moving, thank goodness! We have way too many logs to ever move this farm again. But we did move a building this last week!
As mentioned in our late-October newsletter, we have a shed on the farm that we wanted to move and repurpose into a new fruiting chamber. The idea was to wait for it to be snowy and sled the shed over. But we’ve hardly seen a speck of snow since October! But the ground is cold enough, and in icy enough in parts, that we decided to give it a try.
We’ve got lots of little projects on the shed now: changing all the wiring inside, replacing the roof, replacing the siding, framing in and covering over the old door and window, framing in the opening into the packshed, and much more! Hopefully we’ll be getting a lot of this done in the next several weeks before we get into the intense logging season.
Also this week, we drove over to eastern Wisconsin to pick up our big order of spawn for the year – at least, all that we could fit in the van!
Now that we have the spawn we need for inoculations, we need to get logging! The plan is to start this week – but we’ll see what happens. It’s usually snowy by this time of year so we can put logs in a big sled and sled them out of the woods. But there is no snow! So we may have to wait a little longer to log and instead focus on getting the new fruiting chamber done!
(p.s. I’m on a little winter project to add stories from our newsletter to our website blog – which I’ve been terrible at doing! So I’m adding in some posts and back-dating them in case anyone wonders what’s up!)