A tale of late-night woe. Late one night last fall, Ryan was pulling out flooring in the living room, and I was chucking it out the window onto the burn pile below. I was taking yet another a quick break, and stood staring at the wall of drywall in the living room. Textured drywall no less, which … More Shiplap Wall
I realized there’s no point in waiting to show you our house until it looks finished. That will be years. Soon I want to go back and show you some of the projects we’ve done. But for now, here is how it looks inside: unfurnished, mismatched, and missing doors and trim. One day I will … More House Tour
We dramatically changed our lives last week. First, we got a puppy. Kinza is a German Shorthaired Pointer. She will be about 60ish lbs when full grown, and has more social energy than both her owners put together. Currently about 11-12 weeks old, I took her for a 4 mile run/walk the other day. … More A Whole Lot-a New
When I told Ryan I wanted to make homemade gifts this year for Christmas, I had no idea what I was getting into. I had a vague picture in my head of some cute projects that would be fun little gifts for friends and cheery hostess gifts that would occupy a pleasant afternoon of crafting. … More Ryan’s Version of Homemade Christmas Gifts
As shown by phone pictures. Ryan cut out the sign with his bandsaw, and sanded it down smooth for me. As a side note, metal at 1000 degrees is very hot. For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name … More A Christmas Craft
Ryan’s work for Emmanuel. Made of walnut and finished with beeswax, mineral spirits, linseed oil.
One hot sticky Sunday we packed a picnic and went to spend the afternoon on the banks of a river. It was the perfect slow afternoon savoring the hot sunshine and the cool water. Because he can’t resist fishing when he’s near water, Ryan used a plastic bottle to catch minnows in the stream. Catch … More Afternoon at the River
It’s been too long since we talked about ice cream. After all, it’s one of summer’s primary food groups if you count popsicles, smoothies, and milkshakes in there too. I think the biggest thing I miss being dairy-free is ice cream. It might even beat out butter cravings. Fortunately we live near an inspiring ice … More Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream (Dairy free)
Each level or box of the beehive is called a super. Large super, medium super, small super. Our hive needed an expansion as Queen Hilda makes alot of babies. A little glue, some clamps, a too-big nail gun, and some varnish later, we had two new floors for the hive.