Our blog is making the official transition to http://www.hostilevalleyliving.com this week! On Wednesday, I’ll be updating all links and any bookmarks you have saved will redirect to our new website. You can subscribe to the newsletter on the new site to get all of our updates, or book mark us and follow along. Our Facebook … More We’re Moving!
This farming thing isn’t always glamorous. As I’ve mentioned before, our focus right now is on fixing and setting up the barn, so that we can bring our chickens and geese with us when we move in April or May. Tent living is fine with us, but these animals need a good shelter. In the … More Barn Work and House Work
We have made many changes and a lot of progress in the past five years. While I was up taking some new pictures of the garden I thought to look back at some images from when we first started clearing the back area of our property, and the first summer that we had a vegetable … More Gardens Over the Years
You can really never have enough stone walls, right? We are fencing in our upper garden area with stone walls in the same locations as broken down ones from years ago. These walls will form a shape for our future, expanded garden and greenhouse area as well as were the goats will romp. Our old … More More Stone Work
Putting up a barn is pretty stressful. It does involve a lot of heights and the occasional sensation of a building moving in the wind. I’m not a brave soul when it comes to that kind of thing, but with the help of friends and family we have finished the timber frame of our new barn. … More The Barn Goes Up
We are starting to put the barn which we dismantled back up in its new location. Rebuilding the timber frame structure and raising it up is going surprisingly quickly. (Please note Little Roo cocka-doodle-doing in the foreground of the above image!) We were able to reuse the full timber structure, although not the siding or … More Raising a Barn
To finish off our stone wall projects we are now working on a slight terrace in front of the house. Our home has a slight hill in the front yard and one of those traditional New England front doors which is not frequently used. The shape of the lawn in the front is perfect for … More More Stone Walls