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The Trusses at Shepherd’s Place Are UP!!

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WINTER! And the Cathedral Window Framed Wall is UP!

Last night we got our first 4″ of snow in NW Montana. It’s cold, but it’s beautiful. I love the snow. It must be those Canadian genes of mine. And today the cathedral window framed wall went up. In a … Continue reading

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Top Floor Going Well – This Coming Week Will See Roof Trusses

It was a very productive week last week. 2/3 of the second floor has been framed. Plus, a huge thing – the concrete foundation for the new shop was poured! That framing will begin in about 2 1/2 weeks after … Continue reading

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A Couple Very Productive Days at the Shepherd’s Place – Upstairs Floor and Joists Now On

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First Floor Framing is Done. Praise God!

It took just 5 1/2 days to complete the downstairs framing. Our crew, DC Construction Company, is amazing. Not only are they believers who love the Lord, they do an amazing job. They are making this place sturdy so it … Continue reading

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2nd Day of Framing Finished

Monday marked the finish of the second day of framing at The Shepherd’s Place.

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Saturday Kicked Off Framing

The foundation is in, and our framer/builder, Dan, actually put up a couple walls on Saturday. Dan says, God willing, the first floor walls will be up by the end of this coming week!

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The Framing Begins!

Today, October 23rd, the first pieces of lumber for our lodge were put into place. Full scale framing is planned to start on Monday. Here pictured is our framer, Dan, and a crew member (it’s actually his wife who works … Continue reading

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Stem Walls Are In!

You can’t see it from this photo, but inside these panels are the concrete stem walls. The concrete for them was poured today. It took a little longer than had been expected for one reason or another including a broken … Continue reading

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Phone, Electrical, and Water Lines Have Been Buried

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Another Stem Wall Panel View

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Stem Wall Panels Going Up at the Shepherd’s Place

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Dave at the Building Site

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At the Building Site

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Close Up View of the Footings

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The Footings Are In!

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Excavating at Shop Location Finished

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Trench for Electrical Wiring Dug

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Concrete Starts to Be Poured on Thursday, the 25th

The concrete contractor has now laid the wood and framework for the concrete “footings,” and on Thursday, they will begin pouring concrete. They have been cutting a bunch of rebar, which will go into the concrete. This is just the … Continue reading

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Water, Electric, and Phone Lines Going into the Shepherd’s Place

During the last two days, our excavation guy has dug out a six foot ditch over 250 feet long. Then the water guy put in a water pipe running from the new well to the lodge. Then they buried the … Continue reading

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