Author:Beau

Suitable Digs!

Suitable Digs

This past weekend, Stefanie and I visited one of our favorite camping sites in Santa Fe. It was really the first vacation we'd taken by ourselves since Oliver was born. On top of it being another great camping trip, we ended our stay in Santa...

Property Survey-2

Survey Says…

There’s something to be said for paying attention to detail. When we first purchased our twenty acres, we were given a survey that had been done in 2007. We briefly looked it over and filed it away with our deed. We’ve since based our development...

Badass

Movin’ Twos!

“Movin twos” is not a real phrase. Though I thought it was for years, it was actually just a term used by my friend Matt Brown during the recording of his album, “Rainbow Around the Sun.” I’d heard Matt say it, and for some reason...

Flow

Liquid Gold!

We're a touch late in writing the blog this week, but we had a big weekend! We harvested honey! We’ve been waiting so patiently to harvest from our two bee hives since we acquired them in May of 2014, but had waited until now in...

Beau and Oliver Loo

The Loveable Loo

Back in 2008, Stefanie made her first documentary film entitled “Food for Thought.” It really is quite good, and I recommend you check it out on our project page. It’s about local food as an alternative to the global food system. The film begins with various...

Dozer

We Have A Road!…Almost

It's been a long road. Or at least a long wait to get a road. When we bought our 20 acre patch back in April, we knew the first thing we'd have to do is get a road pushed in so that we could access...

Straw_out

Balin’ Out

This week we have just a brief entry for you as we find ourselves in Thrall, TX, which is just a bit Northeast of Austin. We’re here attending a hands-on straw bale house building workshop led by Andrew Morrison of StrawBale Innovations. Attending one of...

Orange Tape

Orange Marks the Spot

Navigating through 20 acres of completely raw land can be a bit overwhelming. In fact, the very first time we walked the property, we kind of got lost. Though I guess there isn't such a thing as "kind of lost." We flat out got lost....

Little Engine

The Little Engine that Could(n’t)

This past weekend I finally installed a trailer hitch on my 2011 Subaru Forester. I’ve been wanting to do it since I got it…back in 2011. Because let’s face it, if we’re going to build a farm, we gotta haul stuff. And to haul stuff,...