The Cabbage doesn’t have a washer and dryer yet, so we’ve been doing laundry at Mom’s since we moved. (Thanks, Mom!) About a month ago, though, we found a cheap washboard at the General Store. It waited in the bathroom,
When we first moved into the cabbage, I started a compost heap. Nothing fancy. Just a pile of rotten wood and food scraps at the edge of our yard. I don’t turn it often. I never watered it. But every
The Amazing Shrinking Fridge
The fridge that loved the great outdoors Over the summer, we were the happy recipients of a cast-off fridge from Mindy’s aunt and uncle. They had bought a new one and were just looking to offload the old one, and
It’s Thanksgiving, and we are taking a break from the worry and hurry of everyday life to come together with family and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. We have so much to be thankful for this year, as we have written before.
With the cabbage nearing completion, Drew and I decided to start making ourselves at home by eating some of our meals up there. As much as we enjoy sharing meals with Mom and Steve, sometimes it’s nice to sit down
Fast. Cheap. Good.
Prior to starting on the cabbage, my most ambitious DIY projects have all been in the realm of sewing. I’m not a great sewer, but I do enjoy it, for much the same reasons I’ve enjoyed construction. There’s something incredibly
Mindy’s step-dad, Steve, warned me when I first came out here that the biggest challenge I’d face would not be the different politics, or the different climate, or even the threat of getting eaten by a wild animal. It
PSA: A Cautionary Tale About Downsizing
Consider this post a PSA for those of you who are looking to downsize. I’ve blogged before about how much I love The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Drew and I started the KonMari method about a month before we moved,
The Privilege of Homesteading
When Drew and I were dirt broke in Seattle (an entirely different experience than being dirt broke in the country, I’ve learned), I used to scour the internet and library for stories about people who’d successfully downsized their way to
Floor Plan Update
Our regularly scheduled Walden Wednesday post will be up next week, but we have some updates on the cabbage front that we didn’t want to put off! Look who ended up on a ladder over the weekend! We installed the service panel