Woodland cleared, "yellow-ribbon" trees preserved, stumps burned, soil root-raked and limed - early summer.

Dwarf pearl millet seeded in summer to prevent soil erosion - it was too late in the season to plant grass. Level pad prepared for barn foundation.

Dwarf pearl millet bush-hogged and ploughed back into ground, to help build healthy soil. Grass planted in Fall.

Gravel road constructed. Barn arrives via truck, in many, many pieces - early Spring.

South side of insulated main barn building - Fall

North side of barn and pasture, late Spring

North-west side of barn and greenhouse, showing our anniversary willow planted in the foreground! Late Spring.

North-east side of barn, showing incomplete east wing and alpaca trailer, designed and built by my father, late Spring 2007.