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We have a lot of stories to tell. Day to day, we do many things. Fun, interesting things, with smart, hardworking and creative collaborators. We’ve been encouraged to tell these stories by our advisers. But it is hard to make time to do. Instagram, while not designed for blogging per se, has provided a simple platform for us to share these stories on the run.

Informal, fun, at times beautiful and sometimes dirty (our work is often both) this log shares what we do, day to day. This feed is a fun way to get to know us, our work, our proclivities… what makes us tick. Sometimes a few pictures or drawings and a few sentences tell a big story. Sometimes Ben gets the bit between his teeth and runs out a whole page. It is admittedly an unconventional way to go about a blog, but one that seems to fit for the moment. Enjoy!

Instagram post 2256340895819504948_5668441748 Pretty exciting day at the office! Carol runs our first T-sheets payroll! #garlandmill

Pretty exciting day at the office! Carol runs our first T-sheets payroll! #garlandmill ...

Instagram post 2253703876572098432_5668441748 Stopped by Craxtons last night in the snow storm to discuss the addition to their solar array. Think spring and sun. Dave installed a few small arrays over the years - Dave and Andrea were early adopters ... the original arrays were installed before renewable energy credits (RECs) were a thing- and now we’re adding +\- 8 kWh to cover their new heat pumps and heat pump water heater we installed recently to replace the dirty and inefficient old oil boiler. As I left the cozy house, darkness had fallen and I was knocked out by the ramp roof system which has a leaf like quality to it. Hard not to stare at it. The ramp provides a stepless entry which is a key feature for aging in place... good for little kids too. Turns out stepless entries are just good design. And the timber makes this one irresistible. Matt has an even better picture of it he’ll post soon! #garlandmilltimberframes #garlandmill #solar #minisplits #energytransition

Stopped by Craxtons last night in the snow storm to discuss the addition to their solar array. Think spring and sun. Dave installed a few small arrays over the years - Dave and Andrea were early adopters ... the original arrays were installed before renewable energy credits (RECs) were a thing- and now we’re adding +\- 8 kWh to cover their new heat pumps and heat pump water heater we installed recently to replace the dirty and inefficient old oil boiler. As I left the cozy house, darkness had fallen and I was knocked out by the ramp roof system which has a leaf like quality to it. Hard not to stare at it. The ramp provides a stepless entry which is a key feature for aging in place... good for little kids too. Turns out stepless entries are just good design. And the timber makes this one irresistible. Matt has an even better picture of it he’ll post soon! #garlandmilltimberframes #garlandmill #solar #minisplits #energytransition ...

Instagram post 2252606393729338975_5668441748 BE Boston looks great this year. Hope to see you there! Nesea.org to register.

BE Boston looks great this year. Hope to see you there! Nesea.org to register. ...

Instagram post 2251233314394347398_5668441748 Fun to revisit a cool old frame we did in Lyman for a lovely couple just now getting an awesome fireplace by Gary and Rick. We’ve insulated, air sealed and added a few mini split  heat pumps to keep it toasty. Solar getting ready for the spring. The solar powers the heat pumps and covers all the other plug loads. Red oak frame. Walnut braces. Butternut live edge ties. #garlandmilltimberframes #netzero #garlandmill

Fun to revisit a cool old frame we did in Lyman for a lovely couple just now getting an awesome fireplace by Gary and Rick. We’ve insulated, air sealed and added a few mini split heat pumps to keep it toasty. Solar getting ready for the spring. The solar powers the heat pumps and covers all the other plug loads. Red oak frame. Walnut braces. Butternut live edge ties. #garlandmilltimberframes #netzero #garlandmill ...

Instagram post 2247655184035708118_5668441748 Andre working on a doorway with rotten post bottom that holds the old door hinge. Early 1800s center chimney cape. The hinge wraps around the door post and spikes into the back. Sometimes it is fun opening up old buildings. This one will get some continuous insulation after all the rot is fixed. Then strapped and sided. House will be a lot more comfortable and the cladding will have a nice back vented rain screen. #oldbuildings #cape #garlandmill

Andre working on a doorway with rotten post bottom that holds the old door hinge. Early 1800s center chimney cape. The hinge wraps around the door post and spikes into the back. Sometimes it is fun opening up old buildings. This one will get some continuous insulation after all the rot is fixed. Then strapped and sided. House will be a lot more comfortable and the cladding will have a nice back vented rain screen. #oldbuildings #cape #garlandmill ...

Instagram post 2241934540740298318_5668441748 Matt checking out the flue at PJ Noyes with extra points for creative use of step stool. Construction due to commence in April! We’re getting excited. #pjnoyes #northernforestcenter #lancasternh #garlandmill

Matt checking out the flue at PJ Noyes with extra points for creative use of step stool. Construction due to commence in April! We’re getting excited. #pjnoyes #northernforestcenter #lancasternh #garlandmill ...

Instagram post 2238952765231507788_5668441748 SunPower. School cancelled today due to inclement weather. Ice storm then snow. PV still produced 42 Watts under 4” of snow and a 1/2” of rime ice. 45th parallel. North side. Under snow and ice. How bout them apples. #renewableenergy

SunPower. School cancelled today due to inclement weather. Ice storm then snow. PV still produced 42 Watts under 4” of snow and a 1/2” of rime ice. 45th parallel. North side. Under snow and ice. How bout them apples. #renewableenergy ...

Instagram post 2237338391119252719_5668441748 First reasonably sunny day with all panels clear. Making 15+ kW on the 45 parallel with north and south panels on a 2/12 roof in the beginning of February. Gets ya jazzed up. #SunPower #renewableenergy

First reasonably sunny day with all panels clear. Making 15+ kW on the 45 parallel with north and south panels on a 2/12 roof in the beginning of February. Gets ya jazzed up. #SunPower #renewableenergy ...

Instagram post 2203371741605184976_5668441748 Scott made a nice star to adorn and celebrate the new porch at Craxton! Merry Christmas.

Scott made a nice star to adorn and celebrate the new porch at Craxton! Merry Christmas. ...

Instagram post 2193614317327266210_5668441748 6/4 x 8” hemlock tongue and groove decking going on the roof. Dana got an old Littleton Millworks marcher molder cast off from Mitch up and running and it makes nice product. Matt took this sweet lil pic of the underside hip framing. Note the dragon brace (actually a beam) supporting the long flat hip span. Fun collaboration with Chris Barstow on this one. #garlandmilltimberframes

6/4 x 8” hemlock tongue and groove decking going on the roof. Dana got an old Littleton Millworks marcher molder cast off from Mitch up and running and it makes nice product. Matt took this sweet lil pic of the underside hip framing. Note the dragon brace (actually a beam) supporting the long flat hip span. Fun collaboration with Chris Barstow on this one. #garlandmilltimberframes ...