Brian & Stephanie Forbes September 2020

Brian & Stephanie Forbes September 2020

The workshop Fifteen years together, Happy Anniversary to us! We escaped across the border to South Carolina to celebrate. The Zoo and a handful of museums were open with limited capacity in Greenville, SC. Stephanie was privy to a discounted hotel stay on the Reedy...
Brian & Stephanie Forbes August 2020

Brian & Stephanie Forbes August 2020

The workshop      We had a friend and former student of mine from my time teaching at Fire School of Ministry work with us for a day. We purchased used flooring for $75.00 and it nearly covered the entire floor of the shop outbuilding. We covered the rest of the floor...
Brian & Stephanie Forbes July 2020

Brian & Stephanie Forbes July 2020

The workshop      It is hot! I am spending mornings working outside and afternoons inside. I’m thankful for this mountain retreat. It is cooler here than in other places by nearly 10 degrees.   We  spent a great week in Pennsylvania with my mom.    In  two more weeks...
Brian & Stephanie Forbes June 2020

Brian & Stephanie Forbes June 2020

The workshop It is starting to heat up in the South. We continue with the outdoor work before we have the 90 degree days of late summer. We removed the small trees and burned them. A friend had a method to separate the wood from the dirt piles. Finally we can smooth...
Brian & Stephanie Forbes May 2020

Brian & Stephanie Forbes May 2020

The Workshop With the U.S. in social distancing we focused on cheap, inefficient, manual labor – us! We spent many days cutting down pine trees and making huge brush piles. I am saving the trunks for future building projects. We dug a small flower garden and...
Brian & Stephanie Forbes April 2020

Brian & Stephanie Forbes April 2020

Good news  Snow in the distance! Driving to town for essential supplies I spotted snow in the higher elevation mountains. I pulled over to share a picture with you all. Covid-19 Some of you may know that Stephanie desired to reacquaint herself with hospital nursing...