As green builders, we spent a lot of time looking at alternative methods of waste disposal including greywater systems and composting toilets. Unless you are truly out of the bounds of any type of code enforcement and/or don’t care about being a good steward and neighbor, you will likely encounter issues with your waste water […]
Water should be your top priority when building your homestead. If you want to drill a well but worry about the high cost of professional drilling, you definitely want to explore this method for drilling it yourself.
Cedar siding can be a beautiful way to side a home, but it usually comes at a premium. Follow along as we show you our DIY cedar siding
If you are building or are thinking about building a house – tiny, traditional, or otherwise – there are two big mistakes you’re likely to make at some point along the way. How you prevent these mistakes and what you do when they happen anyway is critical!
Since school let out, we have spent nearly every day working on our property prepping trees! Any time NOT spent working on the property has been spent working on school stuff for next year, practicing/gigging, or spending time with our adorable little boy. Or doing all of the above! We’ve been steadily prepping our […]
Hello, dear readers! It’s been a very busy time for us here. The month of April is peak musical theater season, so we were busy each weekend and most evenings rehearsing for and performing in the pit orchestras for several musicals. It never stops around here! We also had Easter fun in there. Little Man […]
Hello, dear readers! You may have noticed a significant lack of updates as of late. People who know us are aware of the level of crazy we have reached, and those who have read previous posts know what we dream of doing. So all that being said, here’s what’s going on. We have OFFICIALLY sold […]
Some of you who are friends with either of us on Facebook know that we have put our house on the market. What many of you may NOT know, however, is why. After months of prep work, Mark and I are finally ready to take the next step in our quest for hippydom: selling our […]
Sooooo…it’s been a while. A very LONG while. *Bad bloggers. Bad bad bloggers* Loads of things have happened since we last checked in! Things are still happening too, so there won’t be much in terms of Before and After so much as it will be Before and During. Life is a work in progress after […]
Count this as the least relaxing summer break ever. Last summer we decided to dig up the yard, so we figured we’d top that by clearing out the entire house to refinish our floors. You see, once upon a time in 2010, we moved into our house and thought we had carpet (in addition to […]