House Build

Grading begins

Grading begins

2 days agoNews

After a couple of hectic weeks of final preparation, this week we had our first glimpse of what lies beneath the surface on our property.

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

3 weeks agoNews

After a lot of consideration, we decided to part ways with our architects. Since then, everything has been turned upside down...in a good way!

New Tool Day: Table Saw & Planer

We visited the Rockler store in Salem, NH to pick up some exciting new tools - a Sawstop Jobsite Table Saw and Dewalt DW735X planer.

DIY Log Raised Garden Bed

We built a 4x8ft log cabin-esque raised garden bed from nothing but spruce logs - perfect for starting our Hügelkultur garden!

Preparing to Plant

Preparing to Plant

3 months agoNews

Our projected final frost date is fast approaching so we've been planning this year's gardening projects and getting things ready to plant.

DIY Elevated Herb Planter

DIY Elevated Herb Planter

3 months agoGardening

I built this simple but effective elevated planter so we can grow fresh herbs this summer - plus we can easily move it with our tractor if we want!

Eggstra Special Update

Eggstra Special Update

3 months agoLand

We continue to make progress with clearing the site, found time to make our first ever homemade maple syrup and traded for some fresh local eggs.

The Maple Syrup Experiment

The Maple Syrup Experiment

3 months agoAdventures

We tried making maple syrup from scratch for the first time by tapping our own trees and boiling the sap on a campfire - it was a delicious success!

First Campfire of 2022

First Campfire of 2022

3 months agoNews

Yes, it's March. And we're in Vermont. And it might have only been 45°F (7°C) on Monday evening but that didn't stop us having our first campfire of 2022.

Getting into the swing

Getting into the swing

4 months agoNews

We've been back in Vermont just over 2 weeks so the honeymoon is over and now it's time to get to work - building projects and felling trees!

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Oops! We did it again...

Oops! We did it again...

2 months agoNews

Between our travel trailer, equipment trailer and portable sawmill we're no strangers to towing, and this week we added another trailer to our collection!

Roofing... already?!

Roofing... already?!

3 months agoNews

Even though we're still clearing trees for our house site, this week I've been working on installing a roof!

Mud Season

Mud Season

4 months agoNews

It's that time of year again - mud season! As all the accumulate snow and frozen ground melts, everything turns to mud!