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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…

Losing a Little Farm Cred

Living on this little farm is an ongoing exercise in Things I Am Not Prepared For. Or, in this case, Things I Thought I Was…

A Little Greenhouse & A Tiny Pool

Well, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but the upside of spending my evenings trying to get that damned vegetable garden under control is that……

That Damned Vegetable Garden

Of all the things I talked about working on over my “break” a couple of weeks ago, the vegetable garden was noticeably absent. Or, as I’ve…

Spring Break on the Farm: Part 3

If truck engines and bees, and then planting a small vineyard and a new garden in front of the house weren’t enough… I also celebrated…

Weekend Project: Portable Archery & Axe Target

I know some people like throwing horseshoes or beanbags around, but out here if I’m going to throw something at a target it’s going to…

Spring Break on the Farm: Part 2

The first part of my vacation (well, really just the first day) was all about reorienting myself to what’s been going on around here. Spring…

Spring Break on the Farm: Part 1

One of my favorite traditions around here–my “gift” to myself, if you will– is that around my birthday I take some time off from my…

Farm Adventures: An Update

A few weeks ago I mentioned that things were about to get real exciting on the farm… One of those exciting things was that I…

Adventures in Beekeeping: Year Two Begins

If all of the sink drama occurring two weeks ago wasn’t enough, in the middle of all of that (and a week after I expected them)…

One Really Big Sink

As a general rule, I do not get excited about things that are related to doing the dishes. (Shocking, I know.) I mean, unless the…

Kitchen Update: The Part Where It Starts to Get… Better?

It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve said anything meaningful about the kitchen, mostly because I haven’t felt like there’s been anything meaningful going on in…

Farm Adventures: Spring 2016

It’s been an incredibly stressful couple of weeks around here– the kind of weeks where I feel like I’m just barely keeping things together– and…