Doppel is Adjusting

We recently moved into Cedar Rapids. Doppelgänger (aka Doppel, Dops, Doppel-poppel, Dippity-Doppity-Do, Rumple-cat) came with us. He didn’t have much say in the matter, even though we knew his indoor-outdoor life on the farm would be sorely missed. It was not uncommon to see Mr Dops bolting at raging speeds across the grassy hills only […]

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Acreage for Sale

I am still coming to terms with leaving this slice of land, this open space where dogs and cats run free, this sky of shimmering immensity, this quietude of birds and breeze, this rolling valley of gardens and trees… we planted, we created, we imagined, experimented, designed, explored, replanted, built, grew (literally) a business, harvested, photographed and […]

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Dopple on Window Shelf

Dopple Update

It’s been over a year since Peach’s dopplegänger (who we naturally call Dopple) visited us and Anne blogged about him. He continues to be the sweetest outdoor cat ever – he sometimes follows Anne and Jake on walks.

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INT. HOOP HOUSE – DAY

Planting greens and other cool weather crops into the hoop house has been on the list of things to do for a couple of weeks now. Now we have six bags of spinach, radish and butterhead lettuce seeded. We’re guessing the bag planting will be fine for these shallow root crops. I did over-plant each […]

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New Hoop House Design

This design comes from Eric on ericprojects.com. Seems like a much more substantial build than our previous attempt at a high tunnel cool house. The previous build did not last too long. [singlepic id=289 w=400 h=300 float=] We still have the task of applying the plastic in such a way so as to completely eliminate […]

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New Deck

I only hit my thumb once during assembly. Quite a few slivers, but nothing too painful. [singlepic id=249 w=400 h=300 float=] The new 14 x 24 ft deck is now complete. Just in time for the family to make some use of it on the 4th of July weekend. [singlepic id=248 w=400 h=300 float=]

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Cherry Trim

[singlepic id=206 w=320 h=240 float=] We went with a cherry trim for the living room. It feels great to have some finishing touches on our living space. Still need to add a coat of poly to everything and Anne wants to paint the door – maybe brown. [singlepic id=207 w=320 h=240 float=]

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