Welcome back. We hope you enjoy reading about our adventures in building Alpine Made from the ground up. This past winter we realized we needed plenty more space to work in. Quantity demands for our goat milk soap now approach 800 bars per month. So in early 2013 we set out to construct a workshop utilizing space in our tractor and hay storage building. Stealing space from one building’s function and re-prioritizing it for another function is what we’re forced to do for now until Banks are willing to extend us the business credit we need for construction projects.
So in January of 2013 we began digging a trench to lay water pipe from our barn to our future workshop where we would eventually install a water heater and furnace to work out of year round. Luckily we dug during a warm spell in January, thawing the ground enough to dig down four feet. And tada, we now have a lovely 600 square foot shop to work!