1801 Farmhouse

Happy Birthday, America

Happy birthday, good ol’ U-S-of-A. Our homestead was built in 1801, when you were just a mere 25 years old. I think she wears your colors well, don’t you?

A Visit from Justin Rhodes of Abundant Permaculture

A Visit from Justin Rhodes of Abundant Permaculture

Back in 2015, I stumbled upon a Kickstarter (I believe via Fresh Eggs Daily) for a documentary project called┬áPermaculture Chickens. At the time, I had just brought home our first six chicks and was excited to begin our homesteading journey. I backed the project and […]

Fall Clean-Up on the Farm

Fall Clean-Up on the Farm

One lesson we’ve learned so far this first year on the farm is that fall yard cleanup takes a MINIMUM of three days. I plan to allocate my vacation time accordingly next year. On day one, Mike rented a walk-behind leaf blower from the hardware […]

Autumn Begins on the Farm

Autumn Begins on the Farm

It’s hard to believe it’s really, officially autumn. I like it, though. The temperature here has dropped into the 60s and lower-70s, which is PERFECT in my book. The leaves on our tulip poplars are starting to fall, but the maples are still holding on […]

Welcome to the Farm

Welcome to the Farm

Last Friday, I closed on my dream home: an 1801 farm house on just over three and a half acres.


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