I walk through our house almost daily to document any changes I observe. I think Dustin thought I was observing any imperfections to his work or questioning the decisions we made together (should an outlet be here or there?). In full honesty, I am imagining items (that I remember) from our storage unit and if… Continue reading Sugarberry Cottage is getting closer!
We’re not crazy….just a little unwell
Rob Thomas appropriately came back to greet me all the way from 2002 on my morning drive to work today. While my mind was spinning and focusing on everything that needs to be accomplished within the next three months, I was starting to feel a little unwell, not crazy, just unwell. I have started the… Continue reading We’re not crazy….just a little unwell
I’m looking at you ’22
A few months have past since we last met. So many missed opportunities to share with you all of our fall and early winter adventures! Between traveling to see friends and family in 5 different states, several celebrations, a pumpkin stand (created by our very own 6 year old entrepreneur), and the passing of our… Continue reading I’m looking at you ’22
We have been clucking around!
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!
Do things that feed your soul- not your ego- and you will be happy
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
What does 5 months of progress look like?
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?
Sugarberry Cottage has windows!
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!
Come take a tour!
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!
Being Sustainable in 2021
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
New year, new stress…
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…