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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 | 11 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 | 12 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 | 7 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 | 9 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…

Building a Vineyard Trellis

When I first considered adding a few rows of grapevines to the farm, I figured building the trellis to grow them on would be the…

Spring Garden Tour

For so many of the early years on the farm spring was a daily, relentless battle against grass and weeds. One I almost always lost….

A Long Week of Good Things

The last week in May is what I’ve come to think of as my Spring Sanity Week. Up until that point, I’m usually trying to…

After the Night

A few nights ago I had one of those dreams that was oddly real, but, you know, also clearly not real and therefore incredibly disorienting….

Orchard: Spring Maintenance 2017

My little orchard is still in its early years– which means it’s still a fair amount of work– but there’s such an amazing sense of…

A Top Secret Project for Mother’s Day

If there’s an unsung hero in the epic adventure of buying and fixing up this little farm, it has to be this woman: That’s my…

Adventures In Beekeeping: Autopsies and New Colonies

To say that last year wasn’t my best year as a beekeeper would be a massive understatement. I lost two of my hives mid-fall after…