February and March. Snowy and icy and muddy. Right now we seem to be moving back and forth between all three stages of the end of winter. We have the snow that melts, that makes the streets muddy and then it all freezes into sheets of ice covering the ground. Continue reading “Snow.”

Personal Essays

Gus’s One Year Anniversary

Yes, I’m completely obsessed with a large black and white dog who follows me underfoot everywhere I go. I mean, how could I not be? No person or other living thing has ever liked me as much as this dog does. Continue reading “Gus’s One Year Anniversary”

Construction, Exterior House Work, House and Acreage Restoration

Are You Afraid of the Dark? 

*Disclaimer….ummm..apparently I didn’t set a date to publish this entry I wrote back in the beginning of December. Good job, Jenna. Way to be on top of things! 

In my last homestead entry I mentioned that Tyler was hoping for the weather to hold off so he could shingle the west side of the shed.  Continue reading “Are You Afraid of the Dark? “


Ladies of the Lake 

No. As much as I want it to be, this is not a post about Monty Python.

My local DAR Chapter is called “Ladies of the Lake.” It’s just too perfect, isn’t it?

Aren’t familiar with the DAR? It stands for Daughters of the American Revolution. It’s an organization that joins the descendants of those who fought in the Revolutionary War together for historical preservation, patriotic events, and…of course…houses a wealth of genealogical research materials.  Continue reading “Ladies of the Lake “

Exterior House Work, House and Acreage Restoration

The Owl Whisperer

Tyler can speak to owls. But more on that in a minute.

The shed has been receiving a major facelift.

Working on the ever-important facia (I think?).

With winter fast approaching, although we’ve had quite the weather reprise the last couple of weeks, getting the shed waterproof is of high importance.

Firstly, it is home to the tractor…fitted up with a plow and ready to dig us out of many blizzards to come.  Continue reading “The Owl Whisperer”