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Garden Upgrades 2019, Part 2

Let me start by saying that I have had mixed feelings about my veggie garden, pretty much since I put the first beds in six…

The Greenhouse Returns

This thing… I’m not sure if I’ve had a single project on the farm that has brought me such varying levels of joy, frustration, and…

Garden Upgrades 2019, Part 1

Last year I used the word “manageable” to describe spring on the farm, and, I mean… that’s hilarious. I didn’t know that was even an…

Lake House: Winter Work and Spring Plans

Remember how I was on a cabinet building kick a few months ago? My energy level–and that magical ability to knock together a cabinet on…

Victory Lap: Year Seven

Can I just start by saying, holy shit… year seven? I mean, what the hell have I been doing for the last seven years? (Besides…

A Girl and her Tent

Well, technically, it’s really a girl, her tent, and another 30 lbs of gear strapped to her back (while she hikes up a mountain) but…

February 5, 2019 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Big List: 2019

2018 was a weird year for a lot of reasons, one of which was THERE WAS NO LIST. … I know, right? This farm has…

February 1, 2019 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

2018: The Year of Getting Stronger

Here’s the thing. While I like being strong, I don’t think I’ve ever walked into a day (or month, or year) and said, “You know…

January 30, 2019 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Wherein I Built Some Motherf*cking Cabinets

The only appropriate way to follow that title is this: Hell. Yes.  The last weeks of 2018 were nothing short of a gift. An incredible…

January 8, 2019 | 50 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Good, The Hard, and The Half-Finished Window Seat

Okay, listen, to be fair, it’s a mostly finished window seat. And at this exact moment in time–the moment where I’m on a roll building…

December 19, 2018 | 40 Comments | Read the Full Article

Lake House: Living Room and Other Fun

It turns out there are good and bad things about the Lake House in November. The bad thing is that it legitimately is too cold…

November 25, 2018 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

Lake Life and Learning Curves

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of big changes, new projects, a very cold learning curve, oh, and snow… Because why not, Michigan….

November 14, 2018 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Lake House: A Tour

In the middle of prepping the farm for winter, traveling for work, stocking up on hay, traveling for fun, and a few unexpected life events…

October 21, 2018 | 21 Comments | Read the Full Article

Unexpected Adventure: The Lake House Edition

The last seven years of my life have been punctuated with unexpected adventures. The farm The donkeys! Almost buying a ton of farmland and then not…

September 18, 2018 | 32 Comments | Read the Full Article

Upstairs Bathroom: Mirror Adventures

Oh, hey, look what we’re talking about again… the second longest running bathroom remodel in the history of houses I’ve owned. (Technically there was a…