If you love historic buildings, antiquing, and the simplicities of rural living as much as I do, then you are going to love Restoring the Roost! I hope you find it an informative and inspiring resource for preserving the past in your home.

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  • Christmas Traditions I Hope to Share with my Children
    on Dec 5, 2016 in family Holidays
    I love taking part in Holiday traditions and now that I have children, I'm excited to create new Christmas traditions and memories. So far we have kept the Holidays as simple as possible for the girls but now t...
  • Porch Plans for the New HouseI recently teamed up with Arhaus to collaborate and brainstorm with them on the subject of turning an outdoor space into an additional living space with the comfort and warmth of the indoors. This trend is growing everywhere as we seek...
  • Selecting Fruit Trees for the Homestead
    on Aug 9, 2016 in gardening Homesteading
    One of the most exciting things about homesteading for me is planning our orchard and reaping the sweetness of fresh home grown fruit!Fruit tree selection and placement definitely requires some forethought as some fruit trees are very high maintenanc...
  • Cutting Costs in a Custom Build
    on Jul 25, 2016 in decorating the roost new house
    This is the current state of our dining room table. Oh, the fun of building a house!Our cost-to-build estimate for our new house went over budget of what the new house appraised for--by quite a bit. So, we are finding ourselves having to cut or chang...
  • Impressive Garlic Harvest
    on Jul 17, 2016 in gardening Homesteading
    HOLY GARLIC BULBS! This was one awesome harvest of some HUGE heads of garlic (at least for us). In addition to planting our usual little plot of garlic in one of our raised beds, we also planted a sizable patch out at our new property (beside our new...
  • Small Batch Pickled Beets
    on Jun 30, 2016 in gardening Homesteading recipes
    This is the first year we have ever been able to grow beets that actually developed a root!I had to thin them out quite a bit along the way, so although I didn't end up with a ton, I still had enough to make one jar of pickled beets and have two or t...
  • VAF Conference
    on Jun 14, 2016 in architectural history
    This year's Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) conference was held in Durham, NC a few weeks ago!  That means I got to go for the first time :)  It was a wonderful conference and so cool to have so many folks from all over the country...
  • Sketch-Up 3D model of the New House
    on May 21, 2016 in new house
    My husband is definitely a jack-of-all-trades.  He is surprisingly talented at SO many things outside of his forte as a scientist, and in addition to leading the way in our house building process he took the initiative to build a 3D model o...
  • French Breakfast Radishes
    on May 11, 2016 in gardening Homesteading
    My love for radishes has grown in recent years. I love the spicy bite they have and I think they are such a great compliment not only to salads but to all sorts of dishes. Roasting them is delicious too. I've always wanted to try French Breakfast rad...
  • Shipping Fertile Eggs
    on May 2, 2016 in chickens
    A while back Elizabeth from Messy Organic Mum had asked me about sending her some fertile eggs because she wanted to add some Dominiques to her flock. Finding quality Dominique stock can require a bit of searching and therefore we as breeders wh...
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