What’s better than plain homemade yogurt? That’s right, little-bitty 8 ounce fruit- on-the-bottom maple yogurts that you can take to-go. Here are some extremely easy and fast instructions on how-to make six jars of this stuff. Thanks to our very own Danila for this very useful innovation in the well-established field of cottage yogurt making. [...]
Here are a couple of fun pics from the intense lightning storm we had last night!
Every extra hour that the weather holds out, is very possibly an extra hour of serious outdoor business getting done at the homestead-in-progress. Check out this photo essay of vital last minute projects, and some less vital – but still very nice projects, we’ve been up to. We put windows in the sun room, goodbye [...]
Our very first snow stuck, until midday the next day, when the shining orb in the sky worked it out that it turn back into water. The sunny day heated up the house to 70 degrees. At this time of year the direct sunlight comes more than half way in, heating up the floor, and [...]
This is the time lapse of how we built the addition to our common house. Watch the subtle changes of each stage of the building process from just a pile of dirt to our fabu west wing addition.
Here’s a slideshow of The Dacha Project this fall. Enjoy! Note- Play with music for increased joy.
The Dacha Project recreates The Gates at Central Park in an attempt to bring big city culture to the stix. You can see a visitor, Joe, enjoying the site and the magnificence. Also we discovered that The Gates- luckily- serve a further function of marking where our footers will be dug. Thx Gates. Also enjoy [...]
If you check for the previous photo of the week you will see almost the same view, but some things have changed. For one the wing wall has been knocked out to make room for the addition. The berm, which is the earth piled up behind the wing wall, has been removed. The area next [...]
Before we forget how awesome the Dacha Haus Part One preformed in Winter ’10 here are a couple of photos of February. They are also to remind this summer’s building crew that as we build Dacha Haus Part Deux a winter in the Southern Tier is no joke, but that we got it on [...]keep looking »