Our Farmhouse Restoration

Jill and I got a lot done last year, including a couple of major improvements to the farmhouse. Mostly we've...

Off-the-Grid Living?

Last week, Jill and I installed a wood-burning stove in our farm house. The stove is old--circa 1987--but not antique....

Counting My Bee Stings

Yesterday, a wasp stung me on the cheek. I was painting under the eaves of an outbuilding and didn’t see...

The Deer Have Found Us

For 2 ½ years, the deer--in the hundred acres that surrounds our farm--left us alone. We don’t know why. The...

17 Stitches for a Hedgerow

Last year my brother Mike looked at the huge hedge in front of our farmhouse and said, “Why don’t you...

Tax Day Panic at the Farm

Our accountant phoned me and Jill on Tax Day to review our taxes. He had never done this before but,...

A Snow Day on the Farm

A snow day on the farm means I have an excuse to play around -- no chores until it’s time...