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The workshop we attended in 2015.

Let’s Build a House

Hey, guess what. We still don’t live in an Airstream. I know, broken record. But seriously? I thought we were going to be living in it all the way back in June of 2015! Haha, no. It’s still in the shop. Has been since August...

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How Hard Can it Be?

We’re not even in our airstream yet, and I’m constantly thinking about life after the airstream. You know, that time in our lives when we won’t be traveling gypsies, moving from one parent’s home to the next. A time when we won’t be living in...

New Road

We have a road!

If you’ve been following our progress over the past several months, you’ll know that we’ve been waiting a long time to get a road, or driveway, pushed onto our property. We’ve said lots of things like, “it’s been a long road” or, well actually that’s...

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Unplugged

After months of working, Beau and I decided to go back to my hometown, Canute, OK, for the Thanksgiving holiday. He, Oliver and I were all in need of a get away together and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to spend time with my...

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Time to Downsize!

Last week Stefanie and I sent our beloved cat, Sebastian, to Seattle with our equally beloved friend, Richard. Stefanie has had Sebastian since he was a kitten, so it might seem strange to suddenly ship him off to Seattle after 14 years. So why did...

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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...

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A Fibrous Diet

As some of you know, Beau and I attended a straw bale home building workshop this past week near Austin, Texas. The workshop was taught by Andrew Morrison of Straw Bale Innovations, and hosted by the owners of Belle Vie Farm & Kitchen, Perrine and Aubrey...

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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...

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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....

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The Shape of Things

We are in the process of doing a complete site analysis of our property with the guidance of our architect, Jeff Harper. We have had a several long phone conversations about the property with him and his girlfriend, Melissa Clark, who is also an architect. With...