Anyone who has been reading this blog for awhile knows that we’ve been having trouble finding our preferred balance between the “Simple Life” and the realities of being parents and technology professionals in a rural area. Our goals have not changed, but a lot of other things have. We have decided that our goal will [...]
Waylon woke us up nice and early this morning – just in time to enjoy this amazing sunrise from the bedroom window.
When I first moved to Floyd a dozen years back one of the first things I fell in love with was the summer sky. The sky seemed more blue than I had ever observed and vastly big and reaching for being in the mountains. At that time I was doing a lot of odd jobs and construction, and [...]
I grabbed a few quick shots of my studio space today. It’s cluttered and messy, but that’s the way I work. I am very lucky to have the space to go and be creative. It’s nice to get out of the house, push Waylon in his stroller up the driveway then back out to the [...]
I learned my lesson last time and won’t be attempting to get this all done in a single year, but there are several things I’d like to take care of as soon as possible. However, this time around we have Waylon, which makes a HUGE difference in the amount of work we can get done. [...]
It’s official; we’ve closed on the farm! We’ll be moving in later this week, as the previous owners still need a few days to move into their new place. All month we’ve been living out of boxes in a rental house “in town” and it hasn’t been without stress. A prolonged transition, complete with three [...]
Having worked with them on a few web projects, I invited some folks at Dancing Rabbit Eco Village in Missouri to discuss how internet access has helped their community. Several members are involved in a wide variety of online businesses that bring in revenue to help finance infrastructure and boost their local economy. Brian Toomey [...]
A friend recently asked me for the list of prerequisites we had when looking for a place out in the country. Since we get asked a similar question on a weekly basis (How in the world did y’all end up here of all places?) I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and paste my response into a blog post. So here it is!
The video below shows some sheep care 101 stuff that we were learning, and includes a castration procedure called banding. There isn’t any blood and it is a non-invasive procedure, but I just wanted to give fair warning.