Step-by-step instructions for building your own worm composting bin … More Build a Worm Farm!
Our dearest friends, family & blog readers, This year has been exciting & productive, challenging & reflective. Thank you so much for following the blog & sharing my posts! Thank you for taking time to reach out to us to ask questions about chicken-keeping, food preservation, landscape ideas & inquiring about ways to build upcycled … More 2016 at Wildwood Homestead
Hello my friends, fam & newest readers! Welcome back to the Wildwood Acres blog! Around 7am this morning, I had the pleasure of somehow smearing slimy turkey poo all over the side of my bare foot. Shortly thereafter, one of my dogs dropped a deuce in the garage & I discovered my 3-year-old son peeing … More Spring Spectacular!
Hello friends & family! Well it certainly has taken me a while to find my way back to the Wildwood blog! It’s hard to believe that my last entry was way back in January! My posts have been few & far between lately for good reason. It seems that I’ve been so engrossed in living, … More Chicken Run Fun!
It’s 5:30 am. Mr. Darcey and Vince are already atop the hen house, serenading the sun to rise, to burn off the morning dew, to warm the fruits on the vine. Rooster’s crowing at our little homestead nestled in the pines and echoing across cornfields, is in fact music to my ears. So much has … More Clothesline Daydreams.
What a weekend. Since Friday I have buried my favorite rooster, harvested my least favorite turkey and canned lots of okra, cukes, onions and peppers from my very own garden. Yes, I would have to say this place is feeling more and more like an authentic, functioning hobby farm every single day. As much as … More Farewell Pedro. Goodnight Tom.
Hello friends & fam! So I spent a little time over the long Memorial Day weekend organizing the countless photos we took before, during & after the house renovation. Finally I’ve managed to plug some of them into the blog. I’ve been looking forward to sharing them with friends & family, but I’ve not allocated … More House Reno: Before & After
So we bought a “new” old house. And with this “new” old house comes a lot of neato stuff. The kitchen is not part of that neato stuff. The kitchen is spacious and laid out well enough, kind of. But it’s pretty much heinous. I’ve always been of the mind that a kitchen is the … More I Need A Miracle.
WOW. Like, wow wow WOW! Today is demo day! This is a big deal. This is a BIG, BIG DEAL. We made an offer on this property the week of New Years Eve, 2014. We officially closed on the property February 20, 2015. The timeframe in between those two dates might as well have been … More Demo Day!