Stringtown Rising Farm

My farm journey, from the slanted little house to Stringtown Rising. See my current farm on the Sassafras Farm page.

A Ride in Stringtown
Farming from Scratch, Year Five
The Farmhouse Year in Review 2011
Farm Map
Farming from Scratch, Year Four
The Farmhouse Year in Review 2010
How to Get Water
A Child in Stringtown
The Great Fencing Project
Farming from Scratch, Year Three
The Farmhouse Year in Review 2009
The Neverending Story
Fencing Party
Farming from Scratch, Year Two
The Farmhouse Year in Review 2008
The New View
The Upping Stone
The View and a Poll
Looking Back
The Path to the River, and A Tale of Two Dogs
Home, In Progress
This Land is My Land
Stringtown Rising
Soap and Cheese Wishes and Merry Goat Dreams
Memorial Day 2008
Farming from Scratch
If You Lived Here
My Pile of Junk
New “Old” Farmhouse Plans
A Kitchen Garden, Chickens, and a Duck Pond
Adversity, I Spit Upon You
In Memory of Adversity
The Cell Signal is Strongest by the Girls’ Outhouse
Betting on Water
You Have to Believe
In My Continuing Quest to Overcome Obstacles
And Then There Was Light
On the Bright Side
Water, Water, My Kingdom for Some Water
It Looks Ready to Move Into, Doesn’t It? You Can Lie.
It Has to End Sometime, Doesn’t It?
Fantasy Farm
The Farmhouse Year in Review 2007
Reflections on Two Men and a Truck
Let There Be Dormers
The Death of Me
Scenes From A Farmhouse-In-Progress
A Porch Is Born
We’re Building A Big Box
Fun With Materials
Men In Trees
Long Ago In The Green, Green Meadow
A New Farmhouse Is Born
Our Farm

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The Slanted Little House

"It was a cold wintry day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse-—as was the insulation. The floors weren’t even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, “You’ve brought us to this slanted little house to die." Keep reading our story....

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