In February of 2009, my husband and I bought our first home located on a few acres in Johnson, Vermont. We live here with our dog, Ollie, two cats: Elvis and Atticus, six Nigerian Dwarf goats: May, Chutney, Poppy, Juniper, Willow, and Jokers Wild, and about fifteen laying hens. And to top it all off we welcomed our daughter, Isabel, into the world on January 11th, 2011.

We're slowly updating our 1850's farmhouse while steadily working towards a healthy, meaningful, self-sufficient life together.

This blog details our endeavors along with our successes and failures- all in good fun. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!


May and I enjoying some sunshine


What a weekend!

Lovingly Posted by Melissa Monday, October 18, 2010

Holy cow were we busy this past weekend!!  The weather was so terrible it kept us from partaking in our "apple weekend" a la last year's but we were able to tackle so many projects, big and small, on the house (thanks to my Mom, for helping with all the little odds and ends!).  I'm so excited to share with you what we've been doing and I just can't believe how motivated my dear husband has been.  He's a machine I tell ya.

So, that being said, I haven't prepared any pictures yet so this is more of a little teaser.  No pictures, nothin.  But I promise to be back soon with a full update and some amazing pictures of whats been going on.  So, until tomorrow my friends!