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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…

Around The Farm: Spring Maintenance

This is my fourth spring on the farm, and, I’ll be honest, the first three all found new and fun ways to kick my ass….

Sparing my Gentle Fingers… Or Not

Sometime in the next week or two thirty thousand bees are going to show up at the farm. Thirty thousand. That’s… not an insignificant number…

How To Build an A-Frame Coop (or Duck House)

I’ve built a lot of things in the last decade (and definitely a lot more coop-like structure than one would have guessed… thank you, chickens)…

Wherein Spring Is About To Kick My Ass

I expect I’m going to be in a full-on panic about ALL OF THE PROJECTS by the time I get to the bottom of this…

Duck, Duck… Done (Kinda)

If the success of a weekend is measured in how many splinters you have at the end of it, then, guys… I am killing it….

Happy Birthday from the Farm

So, I’m not naming names here, but it’s possible that someone might have had a birthday in the last week, and while that someone didn’t…