Gardening

Organic Gardening for Beginners, Part 2

(Plus a few house updates) Before I begin talking about organic gardening... we wanted to give you a quick update. You may have noticed that we have been missing for a few weeks. Well... we ended up having to wait about 8 weeks for our septic permit to be approved. So, in the house building… Continue reading Organic Gardening for Beginners, Part 2

Gardening

Organic Gardening for Beginners

Personal and Literal Growth While We Wait They say waiting is supposed to help you grow. Apparently, it develops patience. Well... you would think we would have had bucket loads of patience by now. While we wait for septic and building permits to go through before our new home build can actually start I just… Continue reading Organic Gardening for Beginners

The Woods

Growing Deeper Roots… Literally

Spring has (finally) arrived to our nine acre forest and, for heaven's sake, we're so glad!! Winter felt like it would never leave us. Now, when we walk through our property no two walks are the same. There is an exciting emergence of brand new baby leaves, strange plants I've never seen and flower buds… Continue reading Growing Deeper Roots… Literally

Building the House, The Woods

Well… We’re Stumped!

Clearing land is no joke people. Picture nine acres of forest, never inhabited by anything but squirrels, deer, birds and rabbits (Snow White's dream property! -minus the dwarfs). Imagine tall tree after tall tree, wild grape vines, wild rose bushes, raspberry bushes and blueberry bushes. Imagine meandering little streams running through the woods on their… Continue reading Well… We’re Stumped!

Building the House

Designing House Plans… On a Budget

So... we decided to build. We bought the land. Now, what do we build on it? Designing our own house plans presented a set of challenges we weren't prepared for. Of course, we couldn't just make things easy on ourselves and simply choose a ready made house plan that comes with a nominal fee and… Continue reading Designing House Plans… On a Budget

Building the House, The Woods

Buying the Land of Our Dreams… on a budget

"Finding Our Home Roots" Deciding to Build The dream of building our own home started when we had been married for only about one year. I had already owned and sold a fixer upper. It was such an enjoyable experience to make something my own. David, though, always had dreams of having a large piece… Continue reading Buying the Land of Our Dreams… on a budget