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Creating a Small-Space Home Gym

There are a lot of difficult things about living in a big, old, temperamental farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, but on the upside, I…

Victory Lap: Year Six

Can you guys believe that I bought this place six years ago? That’s insane. When I started blogging (and back then blogging wasn’t even really…

Upstairs Bath: Finish Work and All The Swears

Progress on the upstairs bathroom is– and this is a phrase I haven’t used in conjunction with progress around the house in a long time–…

The Long-Neglected Upstairs Bath

Three years ago I had a great idea. An idea that was mostly driven by my desire to have one bathroom in this house that…

February 19, 2018 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

2017: Unexpected Progress and New Adventures

When I sat down to reflect on 2017 I expected to be a little disappointed with my progress around the farm, mostly because I spent…

January 30, 2018 | 11 Comments | Read the Full Article

Christmas on the Farm

Well, holy shit, it’s 2018. This year stared out by giving me a solid ass-kicking just so I would know who’s actually in charge around…

January 9, 2018 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

Chicken Nipples and Other Surprising Things

Sometimes I wonder if there will be a point in the future where someone googles my name for something important– you know, like a potential…

December 10, 2017 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Prepping for Winter & The Return Indoors

Up here in Michigan we had beautiful fall weather for about two weeks and then mother nature smirked and drop-kicked us right into winter, which…

November 14, 2017 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Farm and The Darkness

Listen, I know that Daylight Saving Time has been a part of my life every single year of my existence. This shit has happened to…

November 8, 2017 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Climbing Wall: Part 1

So many weird and wonderful (and kind of unexpected) things have happened to me in the last year, not the least of which is that…

October 8, 2017 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Rebuilding the Greenhouse: Foundations

Unsurprisingly, spending multiple weeks away from the farm this summer created a serious backlog of work to tackle now that I’m home. Some of that…

September 19, 2017 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Back on the Farm

You know, even after fourteen years of telling stories about my life (and the things I build) on the internet, I still spend an inordinate…

August 27, 2017 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

In The Garden: All The Zucchini (and all the ways to eat it)

Every spring as I’m starting work in the vegetable garden– hours upon hours spent planting seeds, weeding, building garden boxes, mulching, composting, transplanting, watering, and…

Summer on the Farm

Every year I go into spring with a ton of energy and a ton of projects, and I’m always convinced that energy and motivation will…

Idaho, Of All Places

Sometime late last year my dad informed me that my extended family wanted to take a vacation together this summer and that we would all…