Instagram

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 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 ...

Instagram post 2177274464197328607_5668441748 The fabled dragon brace to break the span of a long hip on the Craxton Porch. If you look carefully you can just make out the birds mouth at the tail of the Dragon. Hey wait is that oriented correctly. Yup! Stay tuned. #garlandmilltimberframes

The fabled dragon brace to break the span of a long hip on the Craxton Porch. If you look carefully you can just make out the birds mouth at the tail of the Dragon. Hey wait is that oriented correctly. Yup! Stay tuned. #garlandmilltimberframes ...

Instagram post 2177273143226393415_5668441748 Good weather for pouring concrete. Don’t let folks tell ya different. #garlandmilltimberframes

Good weather for pouring concrete. Don’t let folks tell ya different. #garlandmilltimberframes ...