With this being our first attempt to do any gardening since we've moved back to my family farm, we are learning quite a lot. One of those things is, there are a lot more rocks in the old garden than I remember as a kid! I had broken up some of the hillier parts that … Continue reading Garden stuff update, and shortened term plans
Among the many things we are interested in doing in the future is making cheese. We already make yogurt cheese (see here and here) whenever we make yogurt, which can be used right away, but we're interested in making cheeses that need to be aged. Which requires a place to age them. Like a cheese … Continue reading Gathering Data: future cheese cave?
Welcome to my "Recommended" series of posts. These will be weekly - for now - posts about resources I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they are posted, … Continue reading Recommended: Cordwood Construction
I had done a walkabout yesterday, through our East yard, some of the areas just outside the fenced yard, and explored around the old gravel pit and pond. I had my phone with me and took plenty of pictures, but then had technical difficulties uploading them to my desktop. My husband was able to see … Continue reading Walkabout – the East yard
Oh, how I've learned to appreciate quiet, boring days. Not that today turned out to be either quiet, or boring - but it was close enough! The temperatures dipped a bit today, but the windchill made it feel so much colder. I was glad not to be going out, that's for sure! It was still … Continue reading Quiet – and critters
It's the last business day of the month - payday - so it was off to the city to stock up for the next month. I rather prefer to be able to do that in an afternoon in the middle of the week. As someone who hates crowds and shopping, it was a LOT less … Continue reading A long day – and yes, I got critter pictures!
I finally have more progress on our saga with the movers. A few days ago, I spent some time talking with a lawyer about our options. One of the things he mentioned was that, usually one would start an insurance claim, then let the insurance companies duke it out. The lawyer can send a letter … Continue reading The Continuing Stoooooorry…
Now that we've been here for a couple of months, I've looked back at some things. Now I want to look forward. I had some idea of what would need to be done here before we moved in, and not a lot has changed. Ultimately, what this house really needs is a top to bottom … Continue reading Looking Forward