Things have been progressing nicely at Sauter Builders and Earthly Belongings’ new home. The 73-year old building is enjoying its new face lift! With only slight modifications, we have converted a two-bedroom home into a 3-bedroom home by adding a stairwell in what was the 2nd bedroom, thereby offering access to the two finished rooms/offices upstairs. The walls are painted, the original maple floors will be sanded and finished over the next few days, and the new covered front porch receives its trusses and deck boards this week.
The art within the 14 foot tree stump in the front yard began to reveal itself on Saturday, as Nathan from Potlicker Custom Chainsaw Carvings worked his magic with his pocketful of various sized chainsaws. Two eagles and an owl have emerged, soon to be joined by more northwoods wildlife.
One of our bands, Hip Pocket, played to a wonderful audience (until the rain hit!) on Sunday afternoon in the front “yard” of the office (if you can call the half-dirt covered construction site a “yard!”). We were thrilled to play on the almost-finished porch (something we hope to continue as a compliment to Boulder’s Music on Main Street), and, in the short time we played, accepted $135 in donations for a new stage for the town’s concert series! Thank you to everyone who donated!
We look forward to opening our doors the week of June 14th and will be scheduling the final energy test on the building in conjunction with the opening. The public will be invited to attend, and, of course, all are welcome when our doors are open!