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The First Best Day

This is my fifth spring on the farm, and I still haven’t gotten used to how quickly things go from waiting, waiting, waiting for the weather…

Adventures in Beekeeping: Mead Tasting

There have been so many amazing things about having bees on the farm, and this one is definitely going toward the top of the list……

Liberty Kitchen Progress: Update & Plans

At this point there’s almost no way to share all of the things that are going on around the house and in my head in…

Better-Worse-Soaked: A Kitchen Update

At some point on Sunday night things related to the kitchen remodel started to snowball, and by Monday morning it reached what can best be…

A Woman’s Place is In The Kitchen (With a Hammer Drill, Obv)

Okay, so Friday I made a bold statement about all the things I was going to get done on the kitchen over the weekend, and…

So This Is How This Is Going To Go: Kitchen Remodel Edition

Last Sunday my mom came up to the farm to “help me with the kitchen remodel” which basically means she brought up a bottle of…

Victory Lap: Year Four

Today is four years to the day since I closed on this property and then immediately drove out to the house with a bottle of champagne…

Unpacking & Repacking

I’m having a hard time sitting down to write anything, and that’s because half of my house is way too organized right now and the…

Adventures in Beekeeping: Mead Making

With the two hives I established this year I got about 3 gallons of honey and 20+ containers of cut-comb, which as far as I…

February 17, 2016 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Treasure Room

There’s a room in the house I don’t often talk about. Years ago, I used to call it the “tool room”, but, as it turns…

February 14, 2016 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

Adventures in Beekeeping: Thermal Imaging & Winter Update

I have to say that 2015 was filled with all kinds of awesome, but one of my very favorite things about last year was the…

February 11, 2016 | 14 Comments | Read the Full Article

Wood & Pipe Wall Shelves for the Laundry Room

Let’s just go ahead and add this to the list of Things I Should Have Done Four Years Ago But Didn’t Because I Like My…

February 10, 2016 | 22 Comments | Read the Full Article

Then & Now: 2012 – 2016

Turns out that yesterday was the four-year anniversary of a huge and unexpected change in my life plans. Stumbling upon this property when and how…

February 7, 2016 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Comfort Zones & Cameras in my Face

I wonder how many times in the last 11-ish years–and 1050 posts– I’ve started out by saying, “Holy shit, I’m exhausted.” I don’t know the answer…

February 3, 2016 | 49 Comments | Read the Full Article

Typing Something Fantastic

No joke, guys… right now there are four people staring at my face as I type this. Roberto– creative direcor/editor/chief-in-charge-of-telling-me-to-do-things-just-one-more-time (it’s never just one more…

January 31, 2016 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article