News

Grading begins

Grading begins

6 days agoHouse Build

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 agoHouse Build

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!

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!

New Tool Day: Table Saw & Planer

New Tool Day: Table Saw & Planer

2 months agoTools & Equipment

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

Preparing to Plant

Preparing to Plant

3 months agoHouse Build

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

Roofing... already?!

Roofing... already?!

3 months agoVolunteering

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

Eggstra Special Update

Eggstra Special Update

3 months agoHouse Build

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.

First Campfire of 2022

First Campfire of 2022

3 months agoLand

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 agoHouse Build

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!

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!

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3 months agoHouse Build

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

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3 months agoHouse Build

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!

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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!