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The Missing Chicken

It doesn’t feel like I’ve been sharing a lot of good news on the blog recently, so– spoiler alert– my two most recent farm stories…

December 5, 2016 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Adventures In Beekeeping: The Worst Mistake I’ve Ever Made

I almost hedged my bets and titled this “The Worst Mistake I’ve Made Yet” but I genuinely hope this is the worst beekeeping mistake I’ll ever…

November 14, 2016 | 35 Comments | Read the Full Article

Remember that Powertool Wielding Badass?

I did not grow up in a world that told me I could do or be anything I wanted. Quite the opposite, in fact. The…

November 10, 2016 | 42 Comments | Read the Full Article

Hello, November

The first day of November and it’s probably not even really cold enough out right now to merit a bonfire. But don’t think that’s stopping…

November 1, 2016 | 11 Comments | Read the Full Article

Eleven Hours and Seven Thousand Square Feet

I cannot tell you the last time I went into weekend with no work or social obligations, all my project materials lined up, and a…

October 17, 2016 | 11 Comments | Read the Full Article

Back at It

For most of September I was doing my best to maximize my time out in those last beautiful, sunny days of summer. But now we’ve…

October 13, 2016 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Summer Days

Summer might be drawing to a close, but we’re still having wonderful weather in Michigan, and you’d have a tough time luring me back into…

September 21, 2016 | 24 Comments | Read the Full Article

Honey Harvest 2016

A few weeks ago I spotted the first of the goldenrod blooming in the field behind my house, which meant all of my other projects and…

September 12, 2016 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Millions of Peaches

Okay, fine, dozens of peaches, but given this is my first peach harvest and–with all the concern I’ve had over the trees–I wasn’t sure I’d get…

August 25, 2016 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

Vineyard Update: Summer 2016

If you asked me to summarize what starting a small vineyard on my property this year has been like I’d say roughly 50% digging holes and…

August 15, 2016 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

Orchard Update: Summer 2016

At pretty much any point in my life prior to living on this farm, my thought process around learning and/or doing new things went something…

August 14, 2016 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

That Time of Year: Summer 2016

There comes a point every summer when the frantic pace of farm-maintenance and projects I started in spring finally catch up to me. For a…

New Additions: Summer 2016

Back in January I had a premonition that I might be new additions of some kind to the farm… Yeah. I even put it on…

Tired, Grateful

I’ve been doing a lot more writing over the last couple of weeks than one would probably suspect given how little I’ve posted to this…

Places to Sit

For a piece of property that leaves almost no time for just sitting around, I’ve been oddly obsessed with creating places to sit around the…