How to Tear Down and Get Rid of an Old Barn, Plus How NOT to Sell the Wood!

We’ll call this one a “learning experience.” (I generally hate those, by the way) If you’re wondering how to sell the wood from an old barn, if your old barn wood is worth any money, and how to handle the process… I hope you can learn from our experience. That is to say, selling our old 1800s barn turned out to be a pretty terrible …

Lard Bread & Boiled Flour: A Farm Story

A couple weekends ago we celebrated the spring season with Karl’s family. His Grandparents came over to the big city from their small farming town a couple hours away. As usual we had a meal and talked farming with Grandpa. No one can talk farming like an 85-year-old farmer! (That’s him, above in the picture.) Grandma and Grandpa are in their 80s and still farming. Every building …

10 Reasons Why We Love Our Old Farmhouse

We moved into our old farmhouse just four short months ago, and from day one it has just felt right being here. It suits us so well. (It should- we searched for three years before finding this place!) Our house was built sometime in the 1880s, but the couple who lived here for the past twenty years updated everything while maintaining a lot of the …

Vintage 1962 Lettuce Seed

Buried underneath layers of homemade ice fishing lures in an old box, I rescued this treasure from Karl’s grandparent’s house. Grandpa chuckled at my enthusiasm for this vintage find and told me to take the seeds with me if I wanted. Yeah, I wanted. I know its only an old seed packet- and not even that old, but I love what it represents. Fifty years …