Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Prepping for New York Winter

As we approach the one year mark on the farm, it’s important to reflect on the lessons we’ve learned and the challenges we had to overcome throughout the past year. I’m not gonna lie, living in the country is hard. It takes practice and patience, but the rewards can be outstanding. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind as Winter approaches.

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Refinishing A Family Heirloom – Antique Dining Room Table

Last year when we moved to the farm it was finally time to refinish the old antique dining room table my mother had given me a few years prior. Family heirlooms are always interesting, whether a pocket watch or a piece of furniture, we should cherish these relics from the past. I can still remember being a child and playing hide-and-go-seek, with under this table being one of the best hiding spots in the house. The table had a significant amount of wear from the 80+ years of Sunday dinners and board game nights it has hosted in all that time. We wanted to bring this classic piece back to life, but with some modern farmhouse flair. We set out to sand, hammer, paint and stain the table itself, and to sand, paint and reupholster the chairs.

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