Construction Zone

Construction projects account for a lot of our blood, sweat and tears at Snow Lake Keep! I thought it was worth giving those projects their due, so here is a collection of photos from various constructions projects we’ve done over the last few years, in no particular order.

Foundations, Frames, and a Modern Take on Tradition

Beautiful, functional, and built to last: That’s the design ethos of the buildings that dot the property at Snow Lake. Not only have I found myself in awe of the variety of aesthetic and functional design choices that the folks here have created, but I’ve also witnessed visitors passing through consistently ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ over …

Summer, in Summary

Yes, it’s not lost on me that it’s no longer summer anymore. But apparently you can’t expect me to post to the blog during the summer, or more than twice a year. This past summer has been so crazy that blogging has never really made it to the top of the priority list. But lately …

Building our timber-frame barn

As some of you may already know, we’ve been pretty busy the last couple months building a proper barn for the community – a central place to keep our goats, their feed, their hay, and their water year-round. (And maybe, someday, a place to keep other animals.) This will be a major improvement, because currently …

Building a wood shed using slipform stone masonry

Back in November, Laire and I discovered that we would eventually move into Thor’s Den, a beautiful, uninhabited dwelling residing at the Keep that needed a little love and a little work to finish its construction. Laire, my in-house architect, decided we needed to add a separate bedroom, as the home only came with a sleeping space in the loft. He also thought that the wood …