We added some critters to our homestead...and it has been a journey! This spring, I drove to our neighbors house to check out their chicken set up. What I found was the ideal set up is a brooder shed with outdoor fencing. Currently, that is not an option for us but we got creative and… Continue reading We have been clucking around!
Waiting for our house to be built can give me a lot of anxiety....which my son feels and then as a result becomes anxious himself. So what have we been doing to keep minds healthy? Lots of gardening and composting! A passion of ours has always been to grow healthy food. All food is not… Continue reading Do things that feed your soul- not your ego- and you will be happy
Our Sugarberry cottage is still in action! Despite everything going on in the country over the past 5 1/2 months, we still managed to put one foot in front of the other and never stopped moving on the house. I hope you enjoy scrolling through the photos. I am sure some of you will really… Continue reading What does 5 months of progress look like?
Hey all! Our homestead continues to grow, but the progress seems slow. I refuse to just sit inside during these cold winter months. To get outside and feel the sunshine, even though it is very cold and we have limited sun, is the medicine our family needs to stay sane during this pandemic. It can… Continue reading Sugarberry Cottage has windows!
Hey there! I never thought building a house in the middle of a Nebraska winter would be an adventure I'd sign up for! However, here we are, in the middle of winter, in Nebraska, in a pandemic, and building! Being able to see it grow from nothing to this has given me a new appreciation.… Continue reading Come take a tour!
Our household has several resolutions for 2021. Even though it seems like we should just mail a few valentines, buy a birthday cake, cook a turkey and keep our tree up and call it a year, I encourage you to stay focused and try to stick to your resolutions! If you need help, I found… Continue reading Being Sustainable in 2021
While 2020 is behind us, the year ahead still feels like a mystery. I will confess, we didn't even celebrate the new year...at all! We tried to keep is as quiet as possible. I walked into 2021 with the mindset as if I was walking into an antique store with my 5 year old: Do… Continue reading New year, new stress…
I love walking into the dinning room and seeing these house plans laid out on the table. We spent years analyzing when and how we would build a house and it's hard to imagine that our dreams are coming true! I was so excited to come out of the farm house from working all day… Continue reading The House Progress Continues
Is 2020 over yet?! I can't believe how fast and how slow this year has gone. We have endured so much anxiety, stress and worry this year. I don't know about you, but I think 2021 is going to focus on our physical and mental health. If 2020 has taught anything, it was 1) Mother… Continue reading 2021: Plant-based versus MeatEater
"2,578 seems to be accurate." That is what Dustin is estimating the number of house plans we looked at over the past 3 years! I can't argue there. Picking out a house plan was tough, as they all started to blend together after awhile. We knew we wanted a smaller home so we can spend… Continue reading The beginning stages…