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My husband and I have taken on an old farm house with a few out buildings and 14 acres. We’ll be adding to our farm with some self-sufficiency in the form of home-grown fruits and veg!

Owner: cullyc

Listed in: Home & Garden

Language: English

Tags: country, farm, self sufficiency, gardening, chickens

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Latest Blog Posts for Realising the Dream

  • The Extension on the Outside
    on Jul 23, 2013 in Outside of the house
    I've given you a peek inside the barn extension but I guess you might like to see what's been happening outside!This is what will be the new 'front' of the house, the side that will give us all the views!  From left to right, the kitchen door, w...
  • Work Begins in Earnest
    on Jul 15, 2013
    So long since my last post but by gum things have been steaming along!  We have been painting and decorating like people possessed.  We needed to have all walls prepared and painted by the time the carpet fitters came in so never has so muc...
  • Gardening with a Rooster
    on Apr 4, 2013
    Last weekend I decided to hit the garden and get some seeds planted out, nothing overly fancy, basically I decided to have a bed that used up all those seeds that have been sitting around going past their plant by date!Helping me out was my all time...
  • Save, Recycle and Repurpose
    on Feb 24, 2013
    Save, Recycle and Re-purpose Our extension is not, as you may imagine, the cheapest undertaking in the world, and, as with all building work, the cost is never going to stay what it says on the quotation!!  So, in an effort to save pennies...
  • Down Go the Floors
    on Feb 18, 2013 in Extension Floors
    They dug out all the floors to get everything to the correct level. Then it has been a case of building them back up. End of last week and beginning of this week have been the laying of the concrete, among other things, for the new floors.It's been...
  • Going A Little More Self Sufficient Every Day
    on Feb 10, 2013
    (Don't know if this post needs a disclaimer or something, weak dispositions beware!)Self sufficiency has always been my dream.  Some things are out of reach at present; I don't think we are going off grid any time soon!  But the whole food...
  • What's Going on in the Kitchen?
    on Feb 5, 2013 in Everhot kitchen
    My new kitchen.... Ahhhh! I have been dreaming about it since we moved in... Since before then! And the one thing that I wanted in it was an Aga, always, no matter how I pictured the kitchen, there was the aga, centre stage! I grew up with an Aga,...
  • Week Two.. Three.. and Four!
    on Feb 4, 2013
    So, once again another ridiculous length of time between posts! What's been happening? Well, the place looks worse than when we started! The whole roof had to come off, and I mean the WHOLE roof! We knew this would be the case but its still somet...
  • The Work Begins
    on Jan 9, 2013 in Building work
    I can't believe it has finally arrived! Since we moved here we have dreamt of extending into the barns. Looking at them everyday and imagining what it would be like! We have waded through acres and acres of paperwork, signatures from here, checks...
  • A Little Layer
    on Aug 23, 2012
    Our new hen, Custard, is just a little bantam hen and there was concern that she may feel a little overwhelmed by the masses of larger hens, not to mention the cockerel! But it appears that she has settled in perfectly and is happy enough to lay us...
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