Documenting Life’s Stories

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Our professional work deals a lot with documentary and commercial production. However, this blog will mostly serve as a way to document the biggest production of our lives so far: Transforming 20-acres of completely raw, wooded land into our homestead. All while living in a vintage Airstream Trailer.

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If Money Wasn’t An Issue…

I am going to speak very candidly about my personal life in this next blog, which is something I have yet to do. Last weekend Beau and I finally got the opportunity to sit down and go over finances, goals, future, job opportunities and all of the other things that make a relationship work. With the farm in the works, which equals a ton of expenses and the uncertainty of this next years job prospects, we both have been dabbling with potentially changing our careers.   As...

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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 folks and relax. The goal? Sit, drink beer, eat well, and watch a few movies. We arrived to their home the evening before Thanksgiving and we were having a good time, but by the next night we were full into...

The finished plot! First few rows anyway.

On the Other Hand

I’m gonna be honest. I’ve been in a bit of a sour mood lately because of how long it’s taken to get ANYTHING done at The Twenty. I was originally going to title this post, “Everything Takes Forever.”   Everything has taken forever. When we bought our 20 acres, I think we both thought we’d be out there living in our Airstream by mid-summer. Here it is Thanksgiving, and not much has happened. It’s actually been difficult to find things to write about because nothing has really...

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Dream Big

  I’ve always been a big dreamer. When I was a kiddo my I had dreams of being a famous entertainer. You know, the kind of entertainer who would serve you hamburgers while tap dancing and playing violin for you. On Broadway. It’s funny how dreams change over the years. That’s not to say that the dreams you have earlier were wrong, or that you’ve failed if you’ve shifted focus from one dream to another. It just means that, like people, dreams change. And based on...

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Mycelium Running

When I began telling my friends and family that I was going to take a weekend-long mushroom growing class, I got some funny looks. And some suspicious looks. I don’t even like mushrooms. My friend Alan told me it was the most hippie thing I’ve ever done. And I must admit, I kinda thought it was probably going to be the most hippie thing I’ve ever done. I didn’t know what to expect when I showed up to the two and a half day long...

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The First Plot

A while back, Stefanie wrote about our super important mission to rescue the garlic from our previous home’s backyard. It was written into the contract when we sold the home that we were to come back and harvest the garlic when it was ready. Through some serious digging and weeding, Stefanie was able to uproot the premature garlic and get it over to our friend Ron’s back yard where he would keep it safe until ready to harvest. When Stefanie finally was able to harvest...

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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 we do this? It’s simple. Who wants to live in a 28-foot Airstream trailer with a cat…and said cat’s litter box? The answer is nobody. Not even Stefanie, and she’s had Sebastian for 14 years! We had to downsize!   Stefanie and...