Yearly Archives: 2010

We’ve been framed

It took two weekends and about thirteen hours of work from our framer pal. We now have a completed inner wall framing of the upstairs, closet, bathroom, stairway ceiling, stove pipe chase, and wood stove back wall. The closet in … Continue reading

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Are pigs smart?

Everyone seems to tell us how pigs are supposed to be smart, so before we bought our two we believed this. Unfortunately, I’m really starting to think our pigs aren’t very bright. I’m not sure if its their breeding or … Continue reading

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Burning tomatoes and spider pigs

None of these things really needed their own post so I thought I would just lump them all together. We had our first brush fire of the season two weeks ago. I got that one out of the way and … Continue reading

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Family room upgrades

Lee has been very busy working on the upstairs family/craft/entertainment room. The goal of this big push is to get the room ready for double framing and make it warmer this winter. The plywood floor underlayment was installed two weeks … Continue reading

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Preserving in sucrose

From jams and jellies to canned fruit, preserving in sugar (sucrose) is a common method of saving food. Robin has canned peaches and cherries before, but during the past week we’ve expanded into candied vegetables and jam. Cowboy Candy Robin … Continue reading

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Oh BABY, I got me some sweet potatoes

It worked! I planted some sweet potatoes and they actually grew. Okay, well, I planted four, but one bit the dust. Since I was down to three, I then had all my hopes and dreams centered on those three lovely … Continue reading

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Pigs day out: Day 33

Our pigs have grown significantly during the last month, and it was time to let them out into the larger pen. They have been living in a 16′ square pen, and they’ve tilled every inch of it with their noses. … Continue reading

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Garden this and that

I’ve been out in my garden puttering around getting a few thing done. I planted some fava beans and peas along with some more garlic. Hopefully they will all come up. My winter broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, pac choi, and rutabagas … Continue reading

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New window installed

The last new upstairs window was installed today. We’ve actually had that window sitting around since June waiting to be put in. I finally told Lee just to hire the installation out, because he scared me to pieces when he … Continue reading

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Out with the oak and in with the new

It’s time to do more house renovation explosions. Yeah! I actually only say yeah because I know that it doesn’t involve mouse turds galore raining down on our heads (which in turn makes me want to take a bath in … Continue reading

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