Carrie Nicole

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I've had a pen pal going on 3 years now, we've both been busy and so haven't written as often as usual but typically we exchange about a letter a month. He lives in the UK so takes about a week to travel to and fro. I also am getting back into sending friends actual letters or cards for birthdays and sometimes if I'm just thinking of someone I'll send them a hand written note.
1 month ago
I've been looking into products for similar interior application and it must be non-toxic, non-smelly, etc. I came across Rubio Monocoat as a possible option...no VOCs, plant based. Might be one to look into.

https://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/All-Products/Paints-Coatings-Wood-Stains-Sealers/Rubio-Oil-Plus-2C-Kit
1 month ago
Here's a better aerial from a few years ago where the light was such that it's easier to see the clearing and you can almost spot the dome in there...it's just a dot that's slightly a different color than the surrounding trees :)
1 month ago
Here's an aerial of the property. The clearing is in that dark spot in the SW corner and the dome lies smack dab in the middle of the property. Trying to find a better aerial...
1 month ago
Thanks for all of the great suggestions and things to think about Devin!

The land is 7.5 acres, about 350 running E/W and 950 or so running N/S.  It is completed wooded save for the tiny spot the dome sits on and the very small clearing at the front of the property. I am opening up the clearing a bit more, mostly small trees that have grown up over the past 10-15 years since the previous owner stopped really visiting. We will do some selective removal around the dome for safety issues but won't be opening it up too much. Plan is to build 1-2 more tiny cabins on the property.  I doubt I'd ever need to cut trees for firewood, there's enough fallen/dead stand to fuel a tiny wood stove for years to come!

I'll be having a forester come out this summer to survey the land and get more information about the trees, tree age, etc and to submit my timber designation to reduce my property taxes.  My stepdad walked the property with me and has been there a few times prior over the years and knew some of the history with tree age, remnants of a fire from the 20's, etc. It's been fun and eye opening learning about this tiny slice of the planet.

The plan is definitely to do metal shingles, while it may be more expensive and will be quite difficult (but I think any material on a dome is going to be hard!) it seems the most prudent choice. We'll lift some of the existing shingles in areas where we've seen tiny signs of water entry and see what's going on under there but just seeing all the nails coming through I feel like removing them all is going to make the dome swiss cheese! We'll see how we go, I'll for sure be updating this thread along the way.

I'm not so patiently waiting for the oodles of snow to melt off, another challenge of being east facing and having so much tree cover. But I am excited to learn how to live with the land and the seasons vs fight it or try to change or control it.
1 month ago

Devin Lavign wrote:This is a decent site that helps date some Hoosiers. This company actually consolidated many different companies. So it is a good start to check. Unknown Hoosiers.
https://coppescommons.com/coppes-kitchens-hoosiers/date-your-hoosier-cabinet/



Ahh, looking through this jogged my memory. It's a Boone. I googled the Boone nameplate and yep, that's what it looked like.
1 month ago

Devin Lavign wrote:Just noticed you did say you have the tag just that it was not on the piece now.



The seller had it and when we were taking it apart to load it in my truck it just disappeared. I scoured every inch from his backdoor to where we loaded it, looked through the grass and everything and looked in every corner of my truck, it just vanished!
1 month ago
Found a picture of mine. Only paid 125 and it needs work but has become the most functional piece of furniture I have. I love the slide out enamel work surface.
1 month ago
My hoosier is by a brand I can't remember at the moment, the name plate was not attached but seller had when I bought it but it disappeared somewhere between loading it and transporting it the 10 blocks to my house which was a bummer.

My tin bread drawer cover is still there, the other drawers were just wood, no tin. Mine also didn't have a flour sifter, etc however I have thought about finding the parts and installing one.
1 month ago