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Arrowsmith 03-31-2018 07:08 PM

Iowa Barndo Build
 
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The excavation contractor started moving dirt yesterday on our Iowa farm. The building pad is going to be 120'x60' with a terrace and drainage swale to divert the runoff from the hill behind our barndominium. He is also cutting in the driveway.

We have owned this farm since 2010. We are retiring and moving up there as soon as we get the barndo finished.

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BtheBuck 03-31-2018 07:10 PM

Very nice, is this heaven?

Mike D 03-31-2018 07:51 PM

Congrats on the retirement and living your dream Mike.


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mdnabors 03-31-2018 07:58 PM

Wow...jealous! Congrats and good luck on build. Following

JLivi1224 03-31-2018 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BtheBuck (Post 13287002)
Very nice, is this heaven?

No, itís iowa.

Arrowsmith 03-31-2018 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike D (Post 13287053)
Congrats on the retirement and living your dream Mike.


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Thanks Mike !!

Texas Grown 03-31-2018 08:16 PM

Mike, you and Tracy will be missed down here. Hope yall come back to visit and hunt! :)

BtheBuck 03-31-2018 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by JLivi1224 (Post 13287081)
No, itís iowa.

Great movie, and a great state. My family is from there. I miss those family trips, I havenít been up there in probably 10 years.

Arrowsmith 03-31-2018 08:42 PM

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Here is a google earth pic of our ground. The red rectangle is the building pad. The red line is the driveway.

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Charles 03-31-2018 09:03 PM

Congratulations.

Please share your build progress.

Arrowsmith 04-01-2018 02:09 PM

Looks like it might be a few days before we finish the building pad. It ain't spring in Iowa yet.[emoji45]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2d71b9f655.jpg

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EliteDriver 04-01-2018 02:19 PM

congrats!!

JFISHER 04-01-2018 02:20 PM

Happy for you 2. You have certainly earned some time off :)

eaglegolfj 04-01-2018 02:57 PM

Sa Weeeeet keep the pic coming, the wife and I are going to build one as well.

Arrowsmith 04-01-2018 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Charles (Post 13287195)
Congratulations.

Please share your build progress.

Will do.

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Originally Posted by JFISHER (Post 13288225)
Happy for you 2. You have certainly earned some time off :)

Thanks Jimmy !!

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Originally Posted by eaglegolfj (Post 13288273)
Sa Weeeeet keep the pic coming, the wife and I are going to build one as well.

I am going to try to keep updating start to finish with pictures.

Devin 04-02-2018 09:13 AM

Good stuff, Mike.

Congrats to y'all!

Bigdaddy 04-02-2018 09:19 AM

Nice Mike will miss you guys and so will rest of the ASA world

Nova 04-02-2018 09:34 AM

Congrats on the place and retirement. That's where we all strive to get to some day.

Arrowsmith 04-02-2018 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Devin (Post 13289694)
Good stuff, Mike.

Congrats to y'all!

Thank You Devin !!!

Also thanks for the help !!!;)b

Ironman 04-02-2018 09:47 AM

Congratulations Mike! You need to give me a call, and let me know where you are, so I can come see you before you move.

Arrowsmith 04-02-2018 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigdaddy (Post 13289712)
Nice Mike will miss you guys and so will rest of the ASA world

Thanks Brian !!

We are going to get an Iowa ASA Federation up and running. It only makes sense....ASA's title sponsor...Delta Mckenzie is in Iowa. There has never been an ASA state qualifier held in the state.

We are NOT going to try to make it as big as the Texas Federation. Too much work for a couple of retirees.:) We will probably have one or two state qualifiers and a state championship.

BitBackShot 04-02-2018 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Nova (Post 13289742)
Congrats on the place and retirement. That's where we all strive to get to some day.

Iowa?

Arrowsmith 04-02-2018 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Ironman (Post 13289797)
Congratulations Mike! You need to give me a call, and let me know where you are, so I can come see you before you move.

Mark. Let's meet up for lunch. We will be here until mid summer.

Last week the weather up there was beautiful. It froze up again over the weekend.:(

Tomorrow high of 40 with 70% chance of severe thunderstorms then its going to get down to 19 tomorrow night.:eek:

Arrowsmith 04-02-2018 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by BtheBuck (Post 13287002)
Very nice, is this heaven?

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Originally Posted by JLivi1224 (Post 13287081)
No, itís iowa.


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Arrowsmith 04-09-2018 01:51 PM

Here are some progress pictures on our building pad in Iowa. The excavation contractor is about finished. This was a few days ago. It is covered in snow again today.[emoji21] This is the second time we have had snow since he started the excavation work.

The picture with the truck in the foreground is view out of the living room down toward our creek bottom. As you can see we had to cut into the side of a pretty steep hill to make a level area for our building.
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Tx_Wader 04-09-2018 02:06 PM

Man I don't think I could see Texas from there! :D

Congratulations on living your dream and I hope you're happy up there!

Arrowsmith 04-16-2018 12:28 PM

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More progress pictures from our farm in Iowa. The driveway sub grade is done. Ready for gravel. Still a little snow on the ground. 27 degrees this morning. You can see how the house will be sitting up on the hillside by the elevation of the driveway.
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Rwc 04-16-2018 12:40 PM

Great photos and thanks for sharing.

Rwc

bowhuntntxn 04-16-2018 01:35 PM

How big is your basement going to be? You won't fit in without a basement ya know.

Arrowsmith 04-16-2018 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bowhuntntxn (Post 13317081)
How big is your basement going to be? You won't fit in without a basement ya know.

No basement. The 30 grand that a basement would cost is going into an indoor archery range (yeah right) or other things that Tracy specifies.;)b

We will have an in ground storm shelter.

Devin 04-17-2018 10:46 AM

Good stuff, Mike!

Goldeneagle 04-17-2018 11:28 AM

Lookin good Mike!

Arrowsmith 04-27-2018 02:38 PM

Not a lot has changed but the building pad is done and the driveway subgrade is done. The grass is getting greener by the day. I'm going up there May 9th to okay the building corners. Hopefully I will have some foundation and building pictures soon.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fa96152c9a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...862ddc127b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...386a77d545.jpg

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Arrowsmith 05-11-2018 11:11 PM

It's hard to build a building from 600 miles away but we are slowly making progress. I have been up here since Wednesday. I met with the water service, electric service, and septic tank contractor. Also the building contractor and I laid out the building corners.

We officially have an address now.

I found my first matched set of sheds to this afternoon.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d370c50f3b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...78fbd70c33.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...22553d3c73.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...bde2aae8b5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7061d3ac95.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a50db24c5c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5c343decc9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7c55cef7aa.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...69174e518f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...3cc7d132c7.jpg

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Burnadell 05-12-2018 12:54 AM

Congrats on the dream project Mike and Tracy!

How far to the nearest Whataburger? :D

Atfulldraw 05-12-2018 02:47 AM

Glad to see you are making some progress up there!

I'm excited for you just watching from here. ;)b

Pedernal 05-12-2018 03:34 AM

Awesome place!! Congrats to you folks.

Arrowsmith 05-12-2018 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Burnadell (Post 13368820)
Congrats on the dream project Mike and Tracy!

How far to the nearest Whataburger? :D

Iowa style Whataburger. The pork tenderloin sandwich. They are awesome !!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7a8f83133e.jpg

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Goldeneagle 05-12-2018 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Arrowsmith (Post 13368878)
Iowa style Whataburger. The pork tenderloin sandwich. They are awesome !!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7a8f83133e.jpg

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I don't see any mustard! :)

bowhuntntxn 05-12-2018 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Goldeneagle (Post 13368879)
I don't see any mustard! :)

You can rest assured there is some within arms reach!!

Looking great Mike! Thanks for the updates

Goldeneagle 05-12-2018 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by bowhuntntxn (Post 13368913)
You can rest assured there is some within arms reach!!

Looking great Mike! Thanks for the updates

Only person I've ever seen put mustard on chocolate chip cookies.


Place is looking good Mike!

Arrowsmith 05-12-2018 09:26 AM

Randy. You can bet it was mustardized before I dug into it.[emoji3]
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I don't see any mustard! :)

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Goldeneagle 05-12-2018 09:39 AM

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Randy. You can bet it was mustardized before I dug into it.[emoji3]

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:)

Arrowsmith 07-02-2018 01:03 PM

Here are a few progress pictures from our Iowa barndo build.

Perma Columns are set. The plumber got started today. Didn't get pictures of the Amish crew drilling piers and setting the Perma columns. They did a great job. The Amish crew will be back to erect the building after we get the slab poured.
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IowaHunter 07-02-2018 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrowsmith (Post 13368878)
Iowa style Whataburger. The pork tenderloin sandwich. They are awesome !!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7a8f83133e.jpg

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Russell and Lamoni livestock auctions have great versions of that as well.

MasonCo. 07-02-2018 01:20 PM

bad out !

Dusty Britches 07-02-2018 01:28 PM

Wow, Mike, that looks great. So the Amish are helping with the building... interesting.

How deep do those perma-columns go? What are they for?

Stolle 07-02-2018 01:31 PM

Looking good!

Arrowsmith 07-02-2018 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by IowaHunter (Post 13462785)
Russell and Lamoni livestock auctions have great versions of that as well.

I have had tenderloins from:

The Rut Bar and Grill in Cedar Rapids
The Safari Bar and Grill in Cedar Rapids
The Cork and Fork in Cedar Rapids
The Red Rock Cafe in Mt. Pleasant
The Recovery Room in Ottumwa
The one pictured was at the Southfork Cafe in Bloomfield

All of them were awesome !!

cactusassjohn 07-02-2018 01:39 PM

looks great!!! nice sheds. they have sum big o deer in iowa/never have been able to get a tag as a non-res. good luck on the build!


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