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Pause for a Cause

Since we built the kitchen before winter hit, and with spring in our sights, our goal is to finish up the winter projects. Summer projects are already filling our minds. A few items on the list include an expanded garden, Bee keeping classes, and the new goat barn....
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All I Want for Christmas is a Kitchen

One of the big projects we have been waiting to do is the upstairs kitchen. When we first moved in back in March 2014 we did not have a kitchen upstairs. The old apartment kitchen downstairs was our only one. Three miles round trip (it seemed like) to...
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Sweet Summertime

Farewell summer…it seems that you just arrived and *poof* you’re already gone. Those of you who read my rant post about our challenging winter know that I was pretty much living for warmth and sunshine and boy did I enjoy it! It was quite a warm summer and as...
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The Battle of Everboards

Moria. You fear to go into that crawlspace. The cold spread too greedily and too deep. You know what you awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dûm: cobwebs and dust… The air was cold and the wind harsh over the realm in the winter past, the Queen knew they could not...
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Chicken Math

How many of you have heard of “chicken math”?  This is a phenomenon that can occur even before you get any chickens at all and definitely happens after the arrival of the first fluffy butts!   Example:  A family moves to the country and decides to get chickens....
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Shed the Winter Blues

We are so glad winter is over! Now it is time for some outdoor projects. First item is to build a shed and chicken coop combination. We got a call from a friend that asked if we wanted to have a barn next to the airport in Topping,...
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Of House And Dad

Sometimes you have to look around this house and look back while thinking, what in the world happened? How did we end up owning all this house? How did so much of this work get done in the last twenty months, with a wedding stuck in the middle...
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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Ahhhh spring!  Time to start seeds, build another raised bed, prepare the garden, and build a Wattle Fence.  What is a Wattle Fence you ask?  It is a fence made by weaving saplings (traditionally willow) in and out of posts set into the ground.  You see, Rusty lives...
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(Thought It Would Be) The Day That Never Comes

DUN! DUN DUN! dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun…dun…Okay that doesn’t come across like it sounds, just imagine that was the 20th Century Fox fanfare and then you’ll get what I mean. You’ve seen us scraping, you’ve heard our woes. We have toiled...
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