When we were looking to buy our new home one of the features we most desperately wanted was extra space for friends and family to come stay in when they visit. We found that in what appears to be an old hay loft that was converted to a studio. But to say it needed some … Continue reading The Loft – A Vision
Yesterday was a very windy day. The breeze built through the afternoon before switching from our normal western breeze to a stiff easterly wind. The day before I had seen red flag warnings going up for parts of the foothills and coastal range. Though it is only mid May, yesterday was an important reminder that … Continue reading Wind, Red Flags & Motivation
One of the things I've heard over and over again is that you should really spend a year on your property before you start making significant changes. Somehow I really doubt that we are going to make it that year, but I feel that the next best thing is to try to understand the property … Continue reading Mapping out the farm
Last week at about this time we brought the remainder of our possessions out of Sonoma County and straight to the property. Our intention had always been to store most of our stuff while we sold our house in Santa Rosa and began our search in earnest in El Dorado county. Yet, as most good … Continue reading April at Lazy Moon – Home again
There is a hillside right behind the house that is where we are going to start with our landscaping projects. We've recently mowed it down and you can see the low points that catch and hold water, the small contours that would be good for paths and for swales, and I can start to envision … Continue reading A fence is a fence?
When we bought the house one of the little bonuses was that it came with a coop we could put our two girls right into. So we packed them into a box and brought them along as we made our last big move from Sonoma County. The coop was well built but positioned awkwardly against … Continue reading Refreshing the Coop
Let me clarify, we are all fine, but in a crazy fit of fancy we have purchased a five acre homestead in the beautiful rolling hills north of Placerville, CA. The home is situated on the top of the hill with a small raised bed garden, an old chicken coop where our hens Sweety and … Continue reading We bought the farm
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton