Learning Fun at the Cordwood Workshop

Mark safely returned home from the Cordwood Workshop at Earthwood in West Chazy, NY. Naturally, he has learned so much and has come back feeling renewed and enthusiastic about our building project.  Some of you have seen the Facebook pictures that I shared from the Cordwood page, but here are some of Mark’s own: Mark […]


Homestead Progress – April 2015

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 […]



After several weeks of crazy back-and-forth… WE FINALLY OWN OUR PIECE OF LAND!! 16.4 acres of paradise with basically everything we were looking for and the potential to do the rest.  Now we get to dig in to the real nitty gritty.  We’re so excited to share this journey with you! Take care!

The two of us are embarking on a unique journey towards living simply, economically, and ecologically. Follow us through our successes and failures as we strive to build a house with our own hands. #greenbuilding #debtfree #sustainability

This is Where Things Get Interesting

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 […]

An Accidental Update

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 […]

Heck, why not?

So we’ve never really done this before. I mean, we’ve blogged for our music.  We’ve over-shared our lives on Facebook.  But we’ve never really done THIS before. So who are we exactly? We’re Mark and Emily (and our peanut there is Anthony).  In the beginning, most of you will already know us.  As we build this […]

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