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Stray…

We’ve had stray dogs & goats…but this is our first stray peacock. 🦚 He was eating in the woods but followed us to the house. But the...

Dog Days

We've ended up taking in a couple of stray dogs, along the way, but they were not at all interested in becoming house pets. It appears...

Hello Spring

Since Spring arrived, we've had a lot of projects that have been in progress simultaneously. We have a couple of raised beds that are...

Wood stove upgrades

The wood stove setup got a couple upgrades. As I previously mentioned, when I put the stovepipe through the wall, no one had the correct...

Goth chickens?

Spent the day demo-ing an old barn to salvage supplies for a chicken coop. I always get black hens so 11 wants me to paint the hen house...

One Giant Puzzle

Living in a space while it's still under construction is a bit like those tile puzzles where you have to move a dozen tiles in order to...

Embracing the magic…

When I got the wardrobe, I mentioned my friend's suggestion that I add an enchanted scene to the back, rather than replacing the missing...

Finding treasures…

Whenever possible, I like to reuse materials. After all, it's not very sustainable to just buy new everything plus I enjoy finding items...

The Wardrobe

It's been a minute since I made an update, not because work isn't being done but because it's been small progress towards larger goals...

Creative solutions

This whole homesteading & sustainable living thing works best if you’re flexible & creative, rather than boxed in by conventional ideas...

Small joys…

Almost every day, someone asks me what new progress has been made on the homestead where The Cottage is located. And, usually, when I...

First step of many…

I really hate to quote the epitome of capitalism, Steve Jobs, but he was right about one thing: “if you are working on something exciting...

Project preview…

The silence in the blogosphere of late is because I went on vacation. A real vacation, where I didn’t take ANY work with me—which is...

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