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Seriously, I’m Not Starting the Kitchen Renovation

I’m not. Because I’ve got a barn to paint, and a garden to weed, and a pergola to build. I’ve got chickens and donkeys and…

When Things Come Together

You know, I measure most days (and weeks, and months) in lists of shit that I did not get done. In projects that take longer than I thought,…

Adventures in Beekeeping: The First Swarm

Do you know what is the worst? Starting off blog posts. I’ve been doing this shit for ten years (eleven? It may be eleven years…

Shit That Happens on a Farm

Here’s the honest-to-god truth about living on the farm: Shit happens. A lot of time we’re talking about actual, literal shit (so many animals, you…

Muzzled

Oh, guys. I hate this. I mentioned last week that Doc is showing signs of founder– probably from overindulging on spring grass–so I’ve restricted the…

Things I Do When I’m Having a Bad Day

So, listen, you don’t buy a farm with a 150 year old house and pick up fun little hobbies like “drywalling” and “tearing bathrooms apart”…

Torn Down & Beat Up

Here’s a thing you can count on: when a 30-yard dumpster shows up in my yard…some shit is about to go down. Or, if we’re…

Farm Happenings

Spring on the farm is in full swing these days, as evidenced by ALL OF THE THINGS that are happening around here right now: planting,…

Adventures in Beekeeping: The First Month

I’m just going to ruin the suspense of this post and tell you guys that, no, it does not end with me pulling a bee…

Things You Get a Girl Who Lives on a Farm, Apparently

This year my friends and family were on point with their birthday gifts, especially since, when asked, I could not tell you one thing that…

Cake-Fueled, Rain-Soaked Tree-Planting

So, a couple of major (and awesome) things happened on the farm this weekend. 1.) Technically I got a year older… So… it turns out…

Quick & Dirty Farm Update

Quick and dirty basically describes every aspect of my life right now. And I know last week I promised a quick update on the garden…

In The Garden – 2015

You might think now that I have a perfect lounging spot on my porch I’m just going to loll about all summer, drinking wine and…

The Happiest Girl Who Ever Had To Pull A Bee-Stinger Out of Her Neck

Guys. Guys. I don’t even know where to start on last week, but, okay, let’s start here: That’s me in my car. With 30,000 bees…

I Used To Feel This Way About Houses

My lawn mower has been broken for six months. This is mostly a non-issue on the farm (despite my previous posts about things that happen…