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All The Green Things

Spring on the farm is always such a brilliant and confusing mix of relief (winter is over!) and wonder (all this beautiful new life is…

Building a Chicken Run: Part Two

Let me just start out by saying this: all the animals on the farm are alive and well. Whew. And, after 3 straight weekends of…

A New Couch (and Other Things That Don’t Suck)

I’m currently trying to dig myself out from under the overwhelming amount of day-job and farm-related work that March continued to pile on–relentlessly and with…

Building a Chicken Run: Part One

It feels like ages ago that my biggest concern around the farm was cutting and installing the kitchen counters. Then the big windstorm hit, which…

Year 5: Taking Stock and Being Grateful

Last week marked 5 years to the day since I officially closed on this property and took my first victory lap around the farm. That inaugural…

The Paralyzing Fear of Purchasing a New Couch

Let’s start this post off by talking about personal strengths. Mine fall along the lines of 1.) tearing apart a house I’m living in, 2.)…

Back to Farm Work and Hard Shit

After two incredibly exhausting weekends installing the new kitchen counters, and the subsequent recovery from that adventure, I finally had to pick myself up off…

Kitchen Process: The Holy Shit Edition

Yeah. That’s all I have to say about the 22 hours of counter-installation I did this past weekend. Holy. Shit. Looking back on it, it’s…

February 24, 2017 | 23 Comments | Read the Full Article

Kitchen Counter Progress

The good news about spending 20 hours in my garage last weekend with a couple bottles of wine, approximately 700 lbs of butcher block, and almost…

February 16, 2017 | 22 Comments | Read the Full Article

Kitchen Progress: The Hardest Cuts

I’ve been posting about a lot of smaller, fun projects lately, but rest assured most of my focus (and anxiety) is still centered around the…

February 7, 2017 | 30 Comments | Read the Full Article

Building Days: Raised Beds and Laundry Storage

Most of the time when I’m building things around the farm it’s just me, my tools, some loud music (and, if we’re being honest, also…

January 30, 2017 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Having Fun & Butcher Block

Years ago–probably back before I started building my last house–I had this vision of what my “ideal life” would look like one day, and the gist…

January 29, 2017 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

I Saw That Going Different In My Head: The New Chicken Edition

One of the things on my list for 2017 was adding a few more chickens to my flock. In my head I pictured that happening…

January 25, 2017 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Big List – 2017

If there is one point in time that sets the tone for the year to come, it’s probably this one… The one hour a year I…

January 10, 2017 | 21 Comments | Read the Full Article

So Long, 2016

About this time last year–when I was looking back and reflecting on what I’d gotten done–I called 2015 “the best year yet.” I got so much…

January 3, 2017 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article