Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Work in Progress...


As I mentioned in my last post, Sir Knight and I and Master Hand Grenade are starting a butcher shop.  I know - I can't believe it either!  And never ones to do anything the easy way, we bought an old, derelict former service station in the small town I grew up in to turn into the "Boar's Head Butchery".  Let the fun begin!

Our goal is to have the shop remodeled and have everything up an running by September, just in time for hunting season.  We are planning on cutting and wrapping wild game along with slaughtering and butchering domestic animals.

We are up to our elbows in remodeling, so please bear with me....  I will keep you posted!!

Every day we thank God for His faithfulness.  This adventure that He has orchestrated is an adventure indeed!

The office - before

The office

The office - a work in progress


The whole west side had been damaged and was sagging

We have 8 city lots - over an acre of land!

The wall was in rough shape

Sir Knight - the demolition man!

Our pastor - a man of many talents - jacking up the roof!


Jacking up the middle section - you should have heard the glass creak!

Jesus was holding up the roof - nothing else was!!

The space above the window was how much we raised the roof!

Removing a piece of glass intact!!

The new wall going up!

Enclosed!!!

It is beginning to take shape!!

32 comments:

  1. You are blessed, Godspeed in your endeavors.

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  2. Awesome update. You guys are making great progress. I was glad to see the wood frame wall go up. Imagine the snow load that the old walls supported! Having an acre of land will give you so many options. I'm excited!
    Montana Guy

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  3. You know that Boar's Head is a trademarked company right? I don't want you to get everything going and then get sued.

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    1. Yep. They do have great meat and cheeses. http://boarshead.com

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  4. God is great.......Benny is right about the name.........our grocery store sells Boar's Head products. Granny in Alabama

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  5. Burt in St. MariesJuly 12, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Looking great! How far will the store be from St. Maries? If not too far, I'll definitely be a future customer!

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  6. I've purchased Boar's Head products, too. "Boar's Head Butchery" would be a different name, and may not present a problem. It looks good!

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    1. Anonymous, 'May not be a problem'. If it is can we count on you to make a sizable contribution to a legal defense fund?

      Sometimes free legal advice is accurate and valuable. I believe Benny is right.

      Montana Guy

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    2. Montana Guy, that was an opinion, not legal advice. Is your assessment of Benny's comment legal advice?

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  7. Hereabouts in the Blue Ridge, we call butcher shops Abattoirs.

    Most have shut down, there are a few who butcher game, but they do not do a very professional job.

    Best wishes for the success of your new business, and thank you for all the years of posts, they are a gold mine of information.

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    1. Not from from us is a family owned butcher, Cobbs Meat Processing. Thats what Ive heard them called here in TX or a meat market.

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  8. If anybody can accomplish this, it's your family! I so admire all you do. And the surrounding area looks lovely.
    Mary Ellen in PA

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  9. I sure hope that you checked on the buried fuel tanks and possible fuel contamination in the ground.--ken

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  10. This post is so encouraging to me. Your hard work and faith to follow God's direction is being rewarded. I needed that message today. SJ in Vancouver BC

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  11. When everything is ready you'll have to let us know where your business is exactly. I live in eastern WA near the Idaho border would love to be a customer.

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  12. I have been wondering how you all have been since your last post. I knew you would be busy. Thank you for sharing your progress and journey. I have enjoyed sharing your excitement and new life. Best to you and your family. Hard work pays!

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  13. How exciting! I cannot wait to see the transformation!
    A.Jones FL

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  14. Enola Gay! We are very excited for you and yours! Will you smoke sausage, ham and bacon?
    Kathy in Grangeville

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  15. Updates! We require updates! :)

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  16. You must be very busy, but look forward to seeing an update when you get the chance.

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  17. Getting ready to open?

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  18. Hi guys,
    It's been almost two months since the last update. I hope that means you have been busy and all is well.
    If you get time and are going to continue your blog, we'd love to hear from you.
    Best wishes and lots of prayers and blessing to all of you:)

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  19. It looks like you've been working hard. I can't wait to see the latest update - hopefully you're on track to meet your goal of opening this month. May God continue to bless your efforts. Jenny

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  20. Dear Enola Gay, How is the remodel going? What are your plans for a Grand Opening?
    Grandma Kathy

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  21. Wondering how things are coming along on your new adventure?

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  22. I like your blog, but over 2 months without a single post? Maybe it's time to hang it up and go all in on your new project. Just a thought.

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  23. Hi, just wondering if you're just very busy, or have you decided not to blog anymore?
    I hope everything if going even better than expected for you all.
    God Bless

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  24. Hereabouts in the Blue Ridge, we call butcher shops Abattoirs.


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  25. I'm sorry to see that your blog has ended. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  26. So anxious for an update. Hope all is well. Excited for all your new ventures. This is probably the busiest season for you! Good luck

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