Documenting Life’s Stories

Jar of Grasshoppers

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.

Spending and Savings

This blog is not only about the recent flood of progress on The Twenty, but also about decision-making and self-doubt. Let’s look at the progress so far, the things to come, and the thought process behind all of these current and future projects. Please, after reading this blog do not write me to tell me how we could have changed things or done things better, or how we could continue to do things in another manner. We have sought out several experts throughout this process,...

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 about it. We’ve just said it a lot. Back in May of 2015 we marked a boundary of what we wanted cleared on the property. Almost two months later, we finally got that area cleared, and we declared, “We have...

Year In Review

This past Thanksgiving I wrote a blog entry about how important it is to think of the positive rather than the negative. I had been in a sour mood because everything has been taking so long, but ultimately I came to the realization that everything was ok. Everything will fall into place eventually. Not until looking through our website's photo database did I realize, "Oh yeah, we actually have done a lot this past year." So here is a brief year in review for 2015.   Firstly,...

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...

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...

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...

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...