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Cabinet Shop
Custom Classic Construction, Inc.
Since 1985



this page is where we will share our thoughts, new ideas, frustrations and information with you.

 A personal view of us & our business


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May 2nd:

 Ready for transplanting.


Peppers and one eggplant

Pepper Seedlings started for a friend. 

 6 pack of Kohlrabi

2 Tiny Tim Tomato Plants


Out in the high Tunnel the Cauliflower is looking great

Kohlrabi is forming a bulb

Spinach has germinated

April 22nd


RIP "  Bob Sr."

1946 -2020

Your contagious smile and gracious welcoming manners will always be remembered!

April 18th:

 It snowed last night.

Inside the Green house everything is growing


Broccoli and Kohlrabi


Volunteer Johnny- Jump- Up

March 24th

March can bring all kinds of weather.....


and visitors to the pond.

March 15th: 

Called all of our friends and neighbors everyone is safe and healthy so far.

Met with a new customer. No hand shakes and we kept our distance  leaving the door open to make all of us more comfortable. She was on the same page as us so it was a nice meeting.

We have a unit in the shop that is close to being ready to ship. Not sure when that will happen.

We pray you all are safe and  take the time to appreciate your family and friends and neighbors from a safe distance.



March 5th:

Crown of Thorns is starting to bloom:

Spring is on its way!

March 2nd:

My last shopping day until we get through this lock down due to the CoVid-19 outbreak. 

Canceled our luncheon with our dear friend Vic. We have lunch or dinner at least once a week since around 1988.

Since we rarely leave the property when life is "normal" we will weather this without any complaints, besides we have lots to do around here so no chance of us getting bored. 



Young Cole Plants ( Cauliflower -Broccoli - Cabbage ) plus Kale and Chard are ready to move to the Greenhouse in a couple of weeks:

 Anaheim and Poblano Pepper Plants are doing great. They will not go out into the Greenhouse for another month or so:


February 7th

We decided to give the CNC machine it's own place in the shop. This way when we want to use it we don't have to take the time to move it into place, level the table and align everything before we can use it. it is ready to go at a moments notice.

January 26th

Now that there was some room to work Jim took down the 4 pronged Maple tree.

Some of the firewood  ready for the splitter


January 23rd

Started clearing for a new pond and orchard area. 

Firewood trees are stacked and ready to be bucked up into rounds before heading to the splitter



January 17th:

 Against my better judgment I planted during a waning moon.

I usually plant by the moon:

Waxing Moon above ground crops. 

Waning moon root crops.

I planted the following seeds

Seedling rack:

I still have beets and onion seeds to plant. You know the ones I am supposed to plant now under the waning moon,

I will get to them today during the snow storm that is due to arrive by 1PM.

And so it begins:

Our 2020 growing season:


In October I dug out a couple of pepper plants from the High Tunnel to winter them in the house.

They are doing great! I even have 4 peppers starting to form on the one plant

This is the largest of the peppers:

It may be small but it is a pepper.

January 8th

Don Swift

1950 - 2020

 After we opened our business in 1985  we sub contracted framing for several of his homes .

 In 1992 we no longer had employees and had switch gears doing the finish carpentry in homes  Don hired us once again. This time the Swift family had united and  the four boys worked with their Dad building homes.

 It was an honor to be a part of their quality built homes.

Don was a kind thoughtful man and he loved to cook. We shared recipes over the years and he even made me a cookbook of his favorite ones

I  think of him every time I open up that cookbook.



January 1st

Happy New Year!