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Kitchen Progress: The Next Three Things

I officially started the kitchen renovation about a year ago, and between February and May I tore most of the kitchen apart, rearranging cabinets… Taking…

January 11, 2017 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

Downstairs Bathroom Makeover: Therapy Complete

I can think of a few dozen DIY projects that have ended with, “Huh. Why the hell did I wait so long to do this?”…

Two Years

Saturday marked the two year anniversary of the day I closed on the Liberty House. For tradition’s sake, and because I’m a little crazy, I…

Demolicious

Yes. That’s a word. I totally made it up and it does, in fact, make it even harder to take myself seriously. But then again,…

December 13, 2013 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

Liberty House Master Bath: Inspiration

Demo on the master bath is, well, occurring at the very moment I’m writing this. Goodbye black mirrors. Goodbye oddly designed vanity. Goodbye upright coffin…

December 11, 2013 | 34 Comments | Read the Full Article

Cold Weather Projects

It’s hard to believe I’m closing in on my second year working on the Liberty House, and if I’m going to be honest, I kind…

December 4, 2013 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Things I’m Grateful For: No More Rubble

No matter which way you slice it– by man-hours (235), weight (74,000 pounds), number of dumpsters (4), or amount of alcohol consumed in order to…

November 24, 2013 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Well, That Explains the Smell

For the last month or so I’ve been doing that thing you do when an odd smell suddenly appears in one of the rooms of…

November 12, 2013 | 23 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Farm in Fall

This may be the single most beautiful Fall I’ve ever spent on the farm. Which now number, ah, two. But still… Beautiful. I took full…

October 13, 2013 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Revisiting Rooms: The Living Room

When people visit the Liberty House for the first time, I have a hard time describing just how, ah, different the living room used to…

October 2, 2013 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

Revisiting Rooms: The Office

I wouldn’t be surprised if, over the last four months, you forgot that I have an actual house with actual rooms in it instead of…

September 30, 2013 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

Around The Farm: Space To Breathe

These days, the air around the farm is crisp and cool. It smells like ripe apples and woodsmoke. Before I started buying houses and tearing…

September 26, 2013 | 21 Comments | Read the Full Article

Barn Work

Here’s an example of my typical morning routine: My alarm is set for well after dawn, but just as the first ray of light pierces…

August 14, 2013 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Name This Farm

I mean, unless you’re brand-spanking-new to this website, you’re familiar with this farm… It has two miniature donkeys… The Nuggets… Three Barns… The Liberty House……

A Day Away

A month ago I might have mentioned that I was never leaving the farm again. Ever. Even in the event of the zombie apocalypse (which…