The cool mornings, the pup under a blanket, and the dinner time sunsets all tell us the same thing: another summer is drawing to a close here at BOTL Farm. As we put the following touches on our third year here in The House, it occurs to us that we have many words to share with you. Many words. Gather round the pixels we will sequentially illuminate, and let us illustrate and elaborate on another general farm update:
Our primary sawyer loves this machine as much as our head wood worker, and our sign-maker and lumber curator get behind it nearly as much as our main green cant hook operator. The whole crowd agrees, sawmills are great if you're a wood worker. This season we discovered a cherry log on the property, and fortunately for the sawmill, that log was in the way of the barn. Cherry slabs have fantastic grain color. We've cut about 8,000 bd-ft of lumber in the last 1.5 years and built many things from it including an animal shelter and a cutting board. We also recently acquired a commercial-grade 16" planer built in 1985 when one of us hadn't yet been born and polymers were not considered structural. Soon our boards will all be smooth like a newborn piglet.
Sheep and Goats