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Visible Progress

Ten years of DIY has taught me a lot of things, but the longest running lesson is how to keep myself going when I’m feeling…

Putting Up a Fight

When I bought this old house I was prepared for a lot of things. I was prepared for the plumbing and electrical to be shit….

So Much Wood

Yesterday, I thought my property contained a lot of wood. There’s the barn wood stored in the pole barn. The wood my dude just salvaged…

How To Vampire-proof Your Home (aka The Garlic Harvest)

For as much as I cook things that include copious amounts of garlic, oddly, it never occurred to me that I could plant and harvest…

Office Organization: Shelves within Shelves

So, I built a thing. Inside my actual house. This hasn’t happened recently because ever since the snow thawed (yeah, I’m still talking about The…

The Best Night

It’s Sunday night and I just sat down to write about all of the things I built this weekend (okay, fine, the two things I…

Around the Farm: Wildlife Invasion

Most of the time I like to hole up on the farm like a hermit in all of the hours that I’m not at my…

Seen and Sawn

You might have gotten the impression that all I do lately is clean like a boss (and use my tractor to set off big explosives),…

Get Your Shit Together: Bathrooms & Partying

Not to be confused with Partying & Bathrooms, which has a whole other connotation if you were ever 21 and stupid. Since these days I…

Fourth on the Farm

Freedom may be one of the most compelling parts of farm life. Well, that and the view… I feel like I have the best of…

Get Your Shit Together: The Laundry Room

Okay, Day 2 of my 10 Day challenge to get my shit together in this house. I’ve got some momentum going from tackling the mudroom…

Get Your Shit Together: The Mudroom

I’m taking my cleaning and organizing adventure in the same order I walk through the house everyday, which means I’m starting with this room… To…

Get Your Shit Together: A 10 Day Project

Here’s an actual thing that happened this week: I went out to dinner with my fabulously bearded dude–who recently managed to set his face on…

There Goes My Tool Fund

So… I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I had a moment last weekend. And it’s cool. I think it’s a totally fair and…

Jammin’ Already

This story starts with something awesome… breakfast. Specifically the fact that I have an awesome dude who has awesome ideas about food (there were once…