Reflections on August, 2017

green august porch swing

Welcome back to the homestead, readers. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Our pastures are as green as my birthstone, the emerald, and it’s been this green all month. A birthday blessing just for me! I think we surpassed August’s rainfall average in the first week. And our spray-foam-elastomeric-coated-pallet roof is […]

Reflections on August, 2016

In case you were wondering, building a house is exhausting. I mean serious, fall-asleep-before-your-head-hits-the-pillow exhausting. We’ve been at this house-building business for 3 years now and I am tired! I’m tired of climbing up on the roof, looking for misplaced tools, cobbing and re-cobbing, cooking on fires and unconventional stoves, traipsing to the outhouse, and […]

Reflections on August, 2013

A Month of Learning, Sweating, and Getting Stuff Done

The rains have slowed back to the more typical Oklahoma climate as we got down to business on the homestead. I turned 28 again this year, not 29, and learned as much about team work as an eager 8 year old. It can be frustrating and […]