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For All The Things I Can’t Ever Find

Do you have any idea how much time I spend running around the house, waving my hands in the air, and asking the cat where…

Around The Farm: Introductions & Eating Well

In the last couple of weeks the Nuggets have developed the endearing habit of following me around the property like a disjointed, clucking shadow, pretty…

Stormfront

Last spring, right before I moved into the place (and on the exact same day the roof was torn off to replace the shingles, excellent…

For The Record

If there was ever an inquiry regarding my sanity… Them: Please state, for the record, how long your vacuum cleaner was broken… Me: Uh. Six…

Another Thirty Yards

Saturday morning I tried to make a “realistic list” of things I wanted to get done this weekend, which ended up being something like fifteen…

Ten Projects I Have To Get Done Before Winter

I think we’re officially 3 days into Summer, which means my panic mechanism regarding projects that need to be done before it starts snowing just…

Reasons I May Never Leave The Farm Again

I used to be a bit of a wanderer. Weekends away, planning vacations, considering my next big trip. Which is ironic because right now just…

Garden Progress: The “Really? That’s it?” Edition

Saying that I’ve got a calm and understanding temper might be overstating it a bit, but I’d like to think that after a decade of…

Celebrating a Different Life

When I sit down to write a post for this website, I usually have a pretty good idea about what it’s going to be before…

The State of The Farm: June 2013

A couple of days ago, as I was leaving for work, I noticed a coyote creeping around the edge of my property. I handled this…

I Saw That Going Different In My Head

Tomorrow I’m heading back to my usual life, which means spending most of the daylight hours doing my actual job that doesn’t involve shoveling 3000…

Well, Shit

For the first time in maybe six or seven years, I’m taking a full week off of my day job. This week. Spring basically picked…

Life is Hard. Work Harder.

It’s been a hard week around the farm. Quite a few of my “critical” projects– the donkey fence, cleaning out the barn, building a chicken…

Half a Fence, Three Times the Pasture

Back when I had a crazy moment and decided to adopt my boys it was essentially the middle of winter and I had a.) a…

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This Land Has Stories

There is something a little mysterious about settling into a home that people lived in a century before you were born. You catch glimpses of…