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    The Cost Of Freedom

    by  • June 24, 2014 • City Chickens, Featured, Home & Family • 11 Comments

    backyard chicken slaughter

    Find the cost of freedom, I mentioned that we recently switched our chickens from a small yard to a much larger pasture system. We loved giving our girls more space to forage and rotating them to a new area when one was hen pecked. They seemed healthier for having the freedom to roam around....

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    All The Details #diykitchen

    by  • April 30, 2014 • Family, Featured, Kitchen Renovation • 2 Comments

    drawer pulls on ikea ramsjo

    The flooring, appliances, and cabinets are all set in our DIY kitchen project so now we’re left with the little, annoying, time consuming details. I focused, measured, and drilled the fourscore drawer and door pulls so now the doors are functional. Alex has two of five zinc-covered counter tops installed. I replaced outlets and switches...

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    Finished Enough #DIYKitchen

    by  • April 23, 2014 • Featured, Kitchen Renovation • 1 Comment

    DIY kitchen in progress

    On Easter Sunday, sixteen days after tearing out the old kitchen, we hosted our first dinner in the new kitchen. The physical and emotional exhaustion of working morning to night for weeks washed away in the company of the people we love most. The counters might still be in progress, cabinets still empty, and...

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    Ten Days…Still Incomplete DIY Kitchen

    by  • April 15, 2014 • Featured, Kitchen Renovation • 2 Comments

    ikea kitchen in progress

    Distractions like mushrooms, transplants, work and baby chicks aside, our DIY kitchen still isn’t completely functional. So much for the ambitious schedule. But we have been working day in and out. The IKEA cabinet delivery was a disaster but we’re working with them to make it right. We do have double ovens, sink, dishwasher, a...

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    Lessons in Demolition

    by  • April 6, 2014 • Featured, Kitchen Renovation • 3 Comments

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    1) Demolition is fun for the first swing. Then you will get tired. Lil effectively removed zero material but has been a trooper about entertaining herself while we work. 2) You will need a sawsall. We had two going at once a few times. 3) You will struggle with certain tasks until you find...

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