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.”
About a year, plus a few days, ago we had a large thunderstorm that produced crazy gusts across the homestead, causing two large black walnut trees to be ripped from the ground by their roots. Continue reading “Clearing the Ruble”
For some time I have been wanting to compile a post with a completed project…or, at the very least, one that felt like it had a beginning and an end.
But that hasn’t been the case because there are a number of small projects in the works that are moving along slow and steady, like the tortoise in the race.
So here is some photographic evidence of what has been happening. A complete story will come about at some point I’m sure. Continue reading “A Brief Easter Update “
Now this part of the post, isn’t exactly about the house. It’s about the land. Everytime I walk our property I get the shivers. Continue reading “Land of 10,000 Rocks”
I started doing some yard work as a way to try and be useful. This included trimming up all the strange little trees and bushes that have been hiding around the leaning barn (before they start to bloom). Continue reading “Yard Work”
Alright, are you ready for the crazy cool stuff? (I get so overly excited about this kind of thing, I’m sure a nut about finding old stuff!)
Let me explain some backstory, and then we’ll get right to the photos. Our property use to be right next to a railroad track. The tracks don’t exist anymore. Continue reading “Into the Woods (Part II)”
I felt pretty clever considering the musical “Into the Woods” is coming out in theatres with one of my favorite actresses (Meryl Streep) soon. Because this past weekend, I was compelled to go into our woods. Continue reading “Into the Woods (Part I)”
The large maple tree in front of our house is finally gone.
It was 1/2 dead. It was in danger of falling onto our roof (which would have been heartbreaking for both the amount of time put into making that roof and for cleaning up such a large tree). Continue reading “Goodbye Half-Dead Tree”