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More New Chicks

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Spring is on the way. Naturally, with it, comes Chick Days at all the local farm stores. We are horrible at resisting the call of the cuteness – so, of course, our latest couple of trips into the farm supply required the purchase of a whole new flock. Once again, these sweet little floofs are taking over our garage with loud …

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So Much Muck

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We’ve barely crept back into the 30s but – compared to the cold of last week – it feels like Spring is already on its way. We bundled up the dude for a much-needed wander around the farm. He was going a bit stir-crazy not seeing his animals because of the chill. So, as soon as it felt mildly warm enough, we …

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It’s Really Freaking Cold

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For nearly 2 weeks we’ve been enduring the most insane frigid weather I’ve ever seen. Growing up in rural Kansas, I’ve seen plenty of winter storms, massive snow drifts and icy roads. But none of that has come along with what we’ve experienced lately. Nope. In the past few days, we’ve seen the most devastating cold temperatures that I could …

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We Have New Walls

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The new walls are finally going into our bedroom and bathroom renovation! The north end of our house has taken on a whole new look and I honestly couldn’t be happier with where it’s going. We knew when we moved in that this part of the house would eventually see some big shifts. The existing master bedroom didn’t have a …

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Single-Digit Days

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Since last week, we’ve been feeling the wrath of the now single-digit temperatures on the farm. Winter is finally staking its claim to the weather. It certainly feels like our 60-degree January afternoons are gone for good. With such frigid temperatures comes a whole host of farm issues that are, honestly, miserable to figure out. No amount of preparation can …

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Carpet for the Bedrooms

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Did I mention that we’re putting down carpet? Re-carpeting the floors has very much been out of the picture since Day 1. With three huge dogs and a toddler, we’ve quickly made a total mess of the original carpets in the house. We fully intended to replace them with hardwoods as part of the remodel. However, since we’re doing the …

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Hardware for the Bathrooms

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When it rains, it pours. Now that we have a little bit of momentum going into the master renovation – we’re quickly making strides toward a full sprint. We’ve previously looked at fixtures at a handful of Kansas City shops. This week, we finally ended up at the Ferguson showroom in Lenexa. Game changer. In our 90-minute appointment, we solved for …

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The Ceiling Falls

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This is that exact moment when you look around a wonder if you’re doing the right thing. Scott is back in the master today pushing our renovation plans closer and closer to completion. Of course, things have to look worse before they can look better. Last week, we decided to vault the ceiling in the master. It wasn’t part of …

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A Shed for the Shooting Range

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Shortly after the arrival of Spring on the farm, Aaron and a buddy set up a shooting range in our back pasture. On a handful of occasions, the range has been used for target practice with handguns, rifles and (for me!) recurve bows. One ambitious week, Aaron loaded our garage with cardboard and paper targets. We’ve since collected a few …

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Day 1 of Many

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Demolition has officially started, again! To be completely fair, the original demo kick off was a random spirited day where Aaron and I thought we were going to make huge progress on this renovation by ourselves. After finding out we were pregnant over the summer, that changed. A lot. We finalized the plans in November and have, since, been interviewing …