Year: 2015

Homesteading

December 28, 2015

It’s amazing what can be done with a few skills!  We really gifted ourselves this Christmas.  We were having trouble with leaking, mold growing, wood rotting, and mushrooms forming around our shower in the master bath, so we knew that we would be tearing it out to find the extent of the mold growth.  We […]

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December 15, 2015

If you haven’t figured it out by now, our family is a bunch of geeks. That is probably one reason why being sustainable appeals to us so much. The Christmas season is no exception to geekiness. In my last post, I showed you the wreaths for my children’s doors – all unique to them. This […]

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December 1, 2015

The Holiday season has been upon us and continues to reign.  Thanksgiving was all about preparing for family to come to our house. We got the front door painted, the last touches on the front hallway, the stairwell painted and family photos hung (finally.)  I prepared wreaths for our children to take home that matched […]

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November 14, 2015

I just finished a chair for my Mom’s office/bedroom.  She has an old lawn chair in the corner with an electric massager in it.  She likes the massager and uses it, so she wouldn’t let me remove it from the room.  Not only did the lawn chair look out of place, but the massager is […]

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October 25th, 2015

Yesterday, we traveled to my mom’s to help her with a few things and just to enjoy our visit.  While we were there, we managed to help her rearrange an office into a french cottage style bedroom/office.  With zero dollars spent, the transformation was amazing.  Previous to this visit, we had talked her into moving […]

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October 19, 2015

Busy times. Well, we finished the secretary to match the side tables.  Adding the same paint and changing the hardware made them look like a matched set.  While there was lots of tlc involved, it was worth it to not only save the money, but to find better constructed pieces than are currently available unless […]

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September 26, 2015

While fall is in the air, it is not officially here.  However, the persimmons are in!  Here are a few persimmons we picked up today.  These are wild persimmons from one of the trees that were surrounding our farm when we bought it.  These had naturally fallen off the tree, so we knew they were […]

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September 17, 2015

Life is never dull and boring.  I am loving life!  I was born to be a jack of all trades and master of none!  What I like about it  is I see no limitations.  I look around and see what needs doing and figure out a way to get it done.  Who cares if I […]

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August 31, 2015

What a busy summer, which has now come to an end for us as my husband has gone back to his teaching job.  I am still doing my job as a financial consultant, but am tailoring down my hours.  Our life here at the farm has been symbolized by this humble passion flower that has […]

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August 13, 2015

What a busy summer!  With the tractor shed finished, we set to work adding our solar panels in our ongoing quest to get more self-sufficient.  We are almost finished, but every time we think we are almost there, something else crops up.  This is when we were getting started.  We bought a bunch of used […]

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