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The honeybees have arrived

Resisting a “landing” pun… I took a beekeeping course last month through Azure B in Marbury MD. It consisted of two 3-hour long, classroom-based, classes and one apiary-based demonstration. After the demo we could pick up any bee packages we had ordered. I had ordered two packages of bees. (I also ordered my hives from…

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Goals for 2015

It’s been a year since we moved in to our house in the Moyaone, and what I should really do right about now is to write a post reflecting back on what we’ve accomplished in that time, but since I’m writing this outside on a BEAUTIFUL fake spring day, I’m more in the mood to…

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A new dining room chandelier. Brassy!

Today was a good day. We installed this in the dining room! In March of last year we replaced the unfortunate chandelier that came with the house with a vintage red plastic saucer pendant…but then I immediately found something better. The You Make It Chandelier, designed by Lindsey Adelman, is really cool. The instructions to…

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Roof Watch Part 5: Done, and then some.

Happy New Year! It’s been about a month and a half since the new roof went on. I know you’ve been anticipating the big roof reveal—unable to sleep, no visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads, up all night wondering what we’ve been up to; wondering if the roof went on smoothly; wondering if…

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Roof Watch Part 4: The roof’s a-knocking

It’s been pretty loud here.  tap.tap.tap.tap.tap.BOOM thump….THUD……..tap.tap…  Broccoli spent the day hunkered down under my desk, as though the sky was falling. No, puppy dog—we’re just putting on a new roof! Plywood sheeting is being replaced: And the attic fans too: (Also, new bathroom exhaust fan vents—previously one of the bathrooms just vented to the…

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Roof Watch Part 3: New Roof’s Eve

The roof’s going on tomorrow! We’re prepared. Previously, we removed the roof that was over the deck. The deck had this awful roof on it that was actually built on top of the house roof. Jamie and our handyguy Gary tore it down—a huge relief—then rebuilt the eave (where the roof had been attached)…aaand I…

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