HIGHLIGHTS: Pole Barn Departs Again. Fast-Tracking an Ag Structure with PSU Architects. What Makes It an Ag Building? Moving Along: To Do List.
COUNTDOWN: 26 WEEKS
It’s now been seventeen weeks since The Little House On the Hilltop (TLHOTH) project began. Where are we now?
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Tags: Ag Building, farm, Oregon, pole barn, PSU Architects, Wasco County, Wasco County Planning
There a few things I hope to accomplish in 2010:
- Work on that attitude of mine;
- Establish a horseshoe pit;
- Get our wine sold;
- Submit another story (or two, but one’s a start);
- Build some shelter on our hilltop.
Each one you’ll most likely hear something about here at The Uncultivated Life, but it is to the last, the shelter on our hilltop, that I now write because seriously, enough is enough.
Almost four years into this, we need something on our hilltop other than our camper. Just a small something where someone like you, dear Reader, can come out and kick back; to sit and survey, look out and see and enjoy the quiet and the expanse, like a small oasis from the rest of the busy world. And someplace where the dreamer inside can go free. (Not to mention, we also need a place to store our farming gear, get that cute little tractor out of the elements, and clean up the clutter that drives me NUTso). As much as we may have started this for ourselves, it’s always been our hope to share it with other individuals who get it: the inherent beauty of a Western landscape; the timeless, intrinsic connection shared between the earth, its bounty, and the people who work it; the idea of possibility and the determination to go for it; the appreciation of the simple and authentic.
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Tags: authentic, California quail, horseshoe pit, Hungarian partridge, juniper, Laura Ingalls, lupine, meadow lark, Missoula Floods, native grass, Oregon Trail, pheasant, pole barn, rammed earth, robin, sage, scrub oak, sparrows, straw-bale, The Dalles, vineyard, wheat, wine