Follow our journey to transform a badly neglected farm house into a home. Learn what worked and what did not and see how our projects worked out.

With a little help from our friends

Last Thursday David had severe shortness of breath. We went to the emergency room. Diagnosis – congestive heart failure. We are taking this one step at a time. Next month he will get a difibrulator. In the meantime, the grass continues to grow. Several of Dave’s shooting buddies and ex co-workers showed up without our […]

Estimates for Construction Work

It’s frustrating to be sitting around talking instead of working, but we cannot do as much of the work ourselves as we did over 20 years ago. We’ve talked to a providers for an updated water filtration system for the well, siding and basement waterproofing. The next few weeks will have even more appointments. In […]

The learning begins

We have done so much research on ponds, well, septic, cold storage structures, pole barns, propane appliances that I feel like a first time home owner.  Everything is so much different.  We like the ability to be self sufficient, but we quickly learned that we did not know the first thing about some of these […]

Why we chose a snowblower instead of a snow plow

The property is 2.76 acres.  Enough that our “normal” lawnmower would not work.  We knew that we needed a riding lawnmower but after almost 38 years of having our own lawns, we had never had this much to mow.  Time for research. There are so many options and some of the people we talked to […]