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Trenches & Drywall

First off, I have to say thanks to everyone who read and commented on my post earlier this week, which was a little bit of…

November 7, 2014 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

On Living Your Dream

In the last couple of years there has been a marked shift in how I look at my own goals and–if we’re going to get…

November 2, 2014 | 98 Comments | Read the Full Article

It’s Not Over Yet

It’s tempting to spend all of my free time these days holed up in a half-demolished bathroom, trying to piece it back together. Usually when…

October 29, 2014 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Neverending Demo

I feel like I’ve been covered in drywall dust for the last… eternity. It’s been two weekends, right? Well, you have your nose and esophagus…

October 27, 2014 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Chickens & Colors

Fall is by far my favorite season, but it also means a lot of my favorite things are ending for the year–no more fresh veggies…

October 21, 2014 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

In Progress Problems: Bathroom Edition

How many times have you guys heard me say this? When it comes to DIY things always, always get worse before they get better. The…

October 19, 2014 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Tending The Land

While the bathroom floor demo was big news, if we put it in terms of square footage, it was only a tiny, tiny part of…

October 16, 2014 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Bathroom Tile Demo & Other Fun Things

Work on the upstairs bathroom has begun! This deserves an exclamation point because Baths! Soon! Anyway. It’s also nice to be making a mess inside…

October 12, 2014 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Exciting News on the Soaking Front

A few weeks ago when I was thinking about upcoming projects on the house, I had an idea. (If you know me at all, you…

October 9, 2014 | 20 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Arch-Nemisis: Barn Window Edition

There’s nothing like a short “vacation” from my day-job to remind me just how many bruises, scrapes, scratches, splinters, and puncture wounds that a person…

October 7, 2014 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Thanks To My Bank

You could say I have a somewhat tumultuous history with banks in general, particularly when it comes to houses. (Like the time I had to…

October 3, 2014 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

For the First Time in Years

This weekend marked a special occasion on the farm. It’s the first time in years (yes, years) that all of my tools have been properly…

September 28, 2014 | 27 Comments | Read the Full Article

Chainsaw Practice & Other Progress

Last week I shared my big list of shit to get done before it starts snowing, and while it may seem like I’ve just been…

September 24, 2014 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

Lessons in Letting Go

When it comes to the farm, there are certain things I would like to have control over. For example… ah… everything. You’d probably never know…

September 23, 2014 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

In The Garden: The Most Delicious Egg Recipe Ever

When things start to get a little fall-like, I start baking. Well, first, obviously, I start panicking. Then I start baking. I actually like baking,…

September 19, 2014 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article