Adapt and overcome! Shout out to Alex today who despite an injury, continued to crush it as usual. He had to get creative and modify his glove to fit over his wrapped finger. Thinking outside of the box, I love it. #outsidethebox #offgrid #alexisawesome
It’s not hoarding if your stuff is cool! Ok not everything here is cool, but buried under all this crap is a 1949 Packard. I feel a drive in movie coming on. #packard #coolstuff #itscalledcollecting #weekendproject
My friends are awesome! I have known Jr’s mom @joyngrace since we were 14. She is one of the most thoughtful and loving people I have had the pleasure to meet. And let’s not forget trusting.... I mean she ships Jr out to SD ever year for a couple months assuming he will come back in one piece. So far so good. Anyway I got this in the mail from her the other day as a thank you. It’s a Hori Hori. I’ve always wanted one, and it’s as awesome as I thought it would be. 😍 Thanks Missy! #offgrid #gardening #horihori #bestdayever
The boulder pick went perfectly! It weighed in at a cool 26,000 lbs. Brent from B&B Crane and Jake from Munro Earthmoving we’re awesome. And thanks to Nathan Hoogshagen for coming out in the rain to fly the drone. #custer #bigart #barkbeetleblues #pangeadesign #B &Bcrane #munroearthmovers
Starting on “Vigilance” our sculpture we’re installing down in #Custer The base is a 30,000 lb boulder. What could go wrong?
Getting my weld on today! I had to take a little time off from our off grid build to do some prep work for our next project. We’re building a giant sculpture for the Custer Arts Council. The base of it is a 30,000 lb limestone boulder. I have to weld a special carriage for it to sit on so the crane can pick it up safely. #bestdayever #custer #barkbeetleblues #bigart #sculptures
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My ladies! So I stay up on the job site three nights a week for our latest #offgrid build. Rachel and Alex came up last week and spent the night. I didn’t notice it right away, but the drew a heart on every can off Mtn Dew in the fridge, and the cupboard. I love my life everyday and a huge reason is these two ladies. #bestdayever
JATT. Organization! On the homestead we have lots of things, equipment, spare parts, Building materials, plumbing and Electric supplies, tools... you name it. This summer “Jr” didn’t like that he couldn’t easily go grab a tool that he needed. On his own he designed, and welded this tool rack. A+ for him. It is so nice to have it clean and organized. Are you organized? What area would you like to improve in? #offgrid #JATT #homesteading #bestdayever
I sometimes take my tools for granted. This is our generator. We affectionately refer to as “The Ox” it’s a #Miller #Bobcat 12,000 watt generator/welder. This baby is amazing. It ran nonstop for 11 hrs today up on our #offgrid build site. Withe a crew of 7 people working off of it. Chop saws, air compressors, skill saws, battery chargers... you name it. We absolutely could not do what we do, on the job site or the homestead without this amazing tool. What’s one of the tools you couldn’t do without? Would love to hear your comments below. #offgrid #bestdayever
I know there free... but waste not want not. Today was a big framing day and I used my pencil up until I couldn’t get it out of my bags anymore. #knechts #useitup #offgrid #buildingoffgrid #bestdayever
JATT! Headers are one of the most commonly overlooked components in a build. They’re a huge thermal bridge over an already compromised spot in your building. Take the time to do it right. #constructiontips #dtbuildingcomponents #offgrid #aframe #bestdayever
Breaking stuff. Had to make a dump run with some of our construction debris. I took little Alex along. She had never got to smash anything glass before..... I couldn’t believe it, so we found a couple of windows, one mirror, and a bunch of fluorescent bulbs.
And so it begins. Crazy long day yesterday. The boys worked almost 15 hours prepping for the #AFrame . We got the 3,000 lb ridge beam up and are ready to set the rafters tomorrow. #offgrid #pangeadedign #botg #perfectday
Man Glitter! I’m fabricating custom bases for our #offgrid #aframe . 60 cuts, 240 holes and 120 welds. It left me with a 5 gal bucket of tailings from the #mag drill and our badass chop saw. I’ll have them ready for Monday. #evolutionsaws #offgrid #Pangeadesign #blackhillshomestead