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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

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

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

Christmas on the Farm – 2016

So many parts of this year have been a blur. It’s been a lot of work, a lot of good times, and– every once in…

December 28, 2016 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Last Hive

It’s been about a month since I made an epically bad decision that led to the loss of two of my three beehives, and I’m…

December 9, 2016 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Missing Chicken

It doesn’t feel like I’ve been sharing a lot of good news on the blog recently, so– spoiler alert– my two most recent farm stories…

December 5, 2016 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Adventures In Beekeeping: The Worst Mistake I’ve Ever Made

I almost hedged my bets and titled this “The Worst Mistake I’ve Made Yet” but I genuinely hope this is the worst beekeeping mistake I’ll ever…

November 14, 2016 | 39 Comments | Read the Full Article

Remember that Powertool Wielding Badass?

I did not grow up in a world that told me I could do or be anything I wanted. Quite the opposite, in fact. The…

November 10, 2016 | 44 Comments | Read the Full Article

Hello, November

The first day of November and it’s probably not even really cold enough out right now to merit a bonfire. But don’t think that’s stopping…

November 1, 2016 | 11 Comments | Read the Full Article

Eleven Hours and Seven Thousand Square Feet

I cannot tell you the last time I went into weekend with no work or social obligations, all my project materials lined up, and a…

October 17, 2016 | 11 Comments | Read the Full Article

Back at It

For most of September I was doing my best to maximize my time out in those last beautiful, sunny days of summer. But now we’ve…

October 13, 2016 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Summer Days

Summer might be drawing to a close, but we’re still having wonderful weather in Michigan, and you’d have a tough time luring me back into…

September 21, 2016 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Honey Harvest 2016

A few weeks ago I spotted the first of the goldenrod blooming in the field behind my house, which meant all of my other projects and…

September 12, 2016 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article