The 57 acres that comprise Cedar Ridge Farm are located in the beautiful rolling hills of South Central Kentucky. My wife, our four children, and I are on a homesteading adventure as we work toward increased self-sufficiency. We grow much of our own food and enjoy being in touch with the agrarian roots of our lives.

One of the major projects we have undertaken is the building of our own home. The house we're building has three major distinguishing features: 1. we're building it without incurring any debt; 2. it is a timber frame structure; and 3. the exterior walls will be plastered straw bales. We live debt and mortgage free, and building our house with that approach makes perfect sense. Large timbers in a home possess a beauty and project a sense of strength, stability, and warmth that we want in our home. Straw bale walls provide insulation and make ecological sense. This blog is a record of our home-building project.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


It snowed a little last night. It's always so beautiful when there is a blanket of fresh snow on the ground and trees. When I walked down the hill to do my chores this morning (feed and water the cow and goats), I took my camera with me to take a few photos. I thought I'd share.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

The pictures are so nice. The cupola looks VERY nice!