With the quickly approaching new year I am finding myself pondering what I want to accomplish this coming year. I have an endless list of possibilities but I am going to try and focus my efforts to a few important things for my family and farm. #1. Health In 2007, I was diagnosed with Thyroid… Read More Family and Farm goals for 2018
My relationship with stuff has changed. It began gradually and has strengthened over the last few months. I want my life back. I’m tired of cleaning or thinking that I need to clean. My children and husband have always been my priority but when I’m with my family I want to really be WITH my… Read More Embracing Minimalism and Decluttering
When I used to hear the word “whitewash” I would think of watered-down white paint (which I love also!). Now, I think of an amazing way to coat a chicken coop and add mild antibiotic/mite protection as well. The whitewashing technique I’m referring to is using hydrated lime. This coats the inside of the chicken… Read More How to Whitewash a Chicken Coop
I wanted chickens as soon as we bought this property but with so much to do and so many pepper trees to cut down it seemed like we would never really get “The Farm” on Crawford Family Acres started. Then Easter came and a friend brought 5 Rhode Island Red chicks to our Easter party… Read More The Farm: Chickens
Well, I think it’s about time I introduce the centerpiece of my kitchen. I told my husband that I didn’t care what else was in the kitchen as long as I had THIS sink. The Kohler Vault Apron-Front stainless steel sink. If I wasn’t already in love with my husband and family, I would say… Read More Stainless Farmhouse Sink, the Centerpiece of the Kitchen
One of the first things I wanted to do at the new house was make it safe for our 20 month old. We aren’t living there yet but wanted to be able to know she wasn’t going to topple down the stairs while we worked. I absolutely love the look of things made from pallets… Read More Pallet Baby Gate
Welcome to Crawford Acres! This home and property is our “diamond in the rough” and our future farmhouse. Join the fun (and get ideas!) as the Crawford family turns a practically gutted, run-down foreclosure into the beautiful Crawford Acres we dream of! Below are some exterior BEFORE pictures…yes the house really started out that bad!… Read More Welcome!