A New View

DIY Diva - I’m walking a line here between really wanting to sit down and write about things going on around the farm. Things like prepping the garden for winter… Prepping the bees for winter… How the donkeys are prepping for winter by turning into BIG BALLS OF FLUFF. (Just look at those faces.) But it turns out I’m too busy prepp...


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Nov 09, 2015 11:54pm

Life Goes On

DIY Diva - Okay. So. There’s been enough going on around here that I can barely wrap my arms around it all, much less tell a coherent story about it…but I guess if we’re going to start somewhere, we should start with the guineas. Fair warning: This is not a story with a happy ending. Two weeks ago this was all pretty exciting. I mean, in n...


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Nov 02, 2015 10:02am

Adventures in Beekeeping: Wax Rendering

DIY Diva - Well, this week has been one huge farm adventure that, aside from the surprising addition 14 new guinea keets to my flock, also included two donkey escapes (those little shits), and one wind-storm that blew half the stuff I own into the field across the street…. and the week isn’t over yet. So. We’ve all been having fun around h...


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Oct 22, 2015 9:25pm

To The Kids in Room 1554

DIY Diva - A good friend of mine recently asked me to come speak to her class of college freshmen about, well, life. Specifically about how I chose my career, how I balance work and hobbies, and any advice I might give to a group of kids just trying to figure out what they want to do in life. Like we all aren’t just one big group of kids trying to figur...


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Mar 03, 2015 10:51pm

Tile Progress, New Tools, and Ridiculous Headgear

DIY Diva - Well, okay, so last week wasn’t my week for making progress on the actual tiling portion of the upstairs bathroom. The first time I wrote that sentence I said “last week wasn’t my week for making progress.” Period. And then I was like, well wait an everloving minute… you know what I did last weekend? I spent a couple ...


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Mar 01, 2015 10:52pm

Downtime & Other Real Things

DIY Diva - The thing I worry about most as a person who has been telling stories on the the internet for the past decade is… well, actually, when I’m single I worry a lot about dudes who are interested in me* that I don’t want to date finding this website and being able to keep tabs on me for the rest of eternity. That is so goddamn creepy....


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Feb 21, 2015 8:58pm

Upstairs Bathroom Progress: The Part Where It Gets Better

DIY Diva - Here is one of the truths we hold to be self-evident about home renovation… that shit is going to get worse before it gets better. I don’t know how many times I’ve said that in the last decade of writing on this website, but I imagine it’s a lot. And yet I still sometimes enter projects with a wide-eyed optimism, and the be...


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Feb 16, 2015 10:49pm

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