How to distress wood: yes, there is a secret. And yes, I’m happy to share. Because I’m been doing a lot of it these past few days. You see, I have a terrible, horrendous habit. It’s called micro-controlling. Ever heard of it? No? Just me? If I can’t control macro-things, like (for instance) the cookbook
Yes, I’m way overdue for a Farmhouse Kitchen update. As many of you are well aware, we’re now two months into our farmhouse kitchen remodel. As much as I wanted to take a sledge hammer to it all the moment we moved in, eventually I submitted to at least getting boxes unpacked before we starting
We are in the depths of full-on cottage styling here these days. Yes, there is a vegetable garden that needs to be weeded. Yes, the flower beds could use an extra layer of mulch. The pig pasture is currently only halfway done being fenced, I’m sure the chicken coop could use a cleaning, and lets
There are so many special details to share with you about the new potager, but in the meanwhile, I’ve recorded a short video to give you a little garden tour of what we’ve been up to! Since the video, I’m pretty sure my dog has eaten at least two more plants. Yay.
Life Snippets Daily snippets of life in our homesteading madness. Welcome to the party, rockstars.
I’ve got to cheer myself on with the progress that we’ve made in the house thus far – especially the vintage nursery we’ve been working on! We’ve been at The Cottage for about 14 weeks, and truly, I’m floored at how different it is already. Still lots (read: LOTS!) to do, but it’s been fun
Old houses, man. Always fun. Always exciting! Always full of crap you’re trying to do away with. Hence the covering popcorn ceilings with planks. Popcorn ceilings – who, who, WHO thought you’d be a good idea? I don’t appreciate your or your chunky nature. I don’t appreciate the goo and dust that gets stuck on
I promise, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth! What I have been doing is moving a zillion animals, children, and boxes from here to kingdom come. And by kingdom come, I mean about 1.5 miles down the road from our old farm. But Lawdy – who knew that moving 1.5 miles from
Sometimes the Lord chooses to answer our desperate cries quickly! Man, oh man, did this happen fast! In the context of The Elliott Homestead, this is huge news! And great news. Ya’ll. We bought a farm. Do you like how before I drop a bomb I always say ‘y’all’? I blame it on my Southern husband.
I often receive emails from readers wondering where to begin their homesteading journey. And much to their disapproval, I’m sure, I always respond with the same, vague answer (which I’m sure offers them no help but I say it anyway): DREAM. I can’t overemphasis the importance of dreaming for the homesteader. Because, after all, who