Monthly Archives: October 2015

Planning Days

After a crazy week and finalizing inspections it is time to circle back on lists and to-dos. While I am raring to get started on building the farm prep area out in the barn there are a multitude of little … Continue reading

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The Cistern Garden

Remember the old grain bin we upcycled as an underground cistern? We haven’t done much with it yet but we do have plans to make it an attractive water feature in addition to storing 6000 gallons of barn roof runoff … Continue reading

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The Septic System – A Pictorial


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Lights are On

Oh my goodness what a journey. Last night I rode my motorcycle down to the farm after work. Closing in on the farm was a cold, wet, piercing fog. It was so thick I wiped my visor every few seconds and I had … Continue reading

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The Mud, the Blood, and the Tears

Another weekend, and more messing with trenches. Someday, some sweet day I will spend my time in the topsoil and not 3 feet deep in the clay. Not yet though. After making the decision to run power from the street … Continue reading

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