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Trimming Up the Ditches

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This evening, we worked on one of those very random “life on a farm” tasks that absolutely no one would even consider how, when, if, why or where this actually happens: trimming the ditches. While our farm is certainly rural – we only live about a 1/4 mile off of the closest blacktop road. While the county is typically responsible for …

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The Bathroom Tile is Officially Complete

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Our bathrooms have tile! Like, on the floors and walls. It’s incredible. For the past two weeks, a crew from Renovation MD has been installing the tile in both our master and hall bathrooms. We went through many rounds of explaining our vision and getting bids from contractors. This team really stood out – both understanding what we wanted to …

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The Bathroom Tile is Coming Together

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We’re halfway through the second week of tile work and – hot damn – things are really coming together. Day-after-day, we’ve been thrilled with the work this team is doing. The quality is phenomenal and attention to detail is seriously incredible. We still have a little way to go to finish things up this week – but both rooms officially have floor …

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Burning the Snake Pit Pergola

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Everyone once in a while, we have a project on the farm that breaks my heart a little. For the most part, everything that we do is additive to what exists here. However, in the case of the pergola next to the pond – we had to get a little destructive. I can’t help but imagine that, at some point, the …

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Expanding the Livestock Pen in the Pole Barn

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We have 12 new goats. That’s 25 goats total. If it wasn’t obvious before, it’s painfully obvious now that we don’t actually have the barn space to shuffle this many pregnant goats at one time. Our big aspirations for more stalls, more pens and – honestly – just an entirely new barn for the critters is going to take way more time …

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The New Office Nook

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No one – other than my therapist – continues to be surprised by the length of this ongoing renovation, right? Like, there are only so many “we’re still renovating!” posts that I can write before we’re just getting ridiculous. I, for one, chose to accept the fate of this neverending project we’ve moved into and claimed the front entrance of …

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Trim and Closets – Our Holiday Reno Projects

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Our renovation is like the home DIY project that just won’t end. Despite the obnoxiously long timeline, it’s stunning. We’re taking our time and working through the frustrating delays one-by-one. Every little bit gets us that much closer to the finish line and – man, I could sit in our master and daydream about what’s to come all day long. With …

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300 Tulips

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In October, Aaron and I were fortunate to attend the CommunityLinc Rent Party to raise funds to support Kansas City homelessness initiatives. While there, Aaron got a little bid-happy and we ended up with some truly incredible additions to the farm landscaping. The first – 300 tulips – went into the ground today. I’ve daydreamed of planting trees, flowers, plants and …