The place in many people’s minds that represents a life of authenticity is the family farm. But you don’t need acres to be a modern farmer. Whether you live in the city or country, you can grow food, tend a flock, and be inspired by farmhouse design. Here’s a week’s worth of tips:
Above: The kids are hungry. Photograph by Mimi Giboin from The Cheese Man of Pas de Blénac.
- After buying cotton branches on a whim, Justine lands on the ultimate late autumn arrangement. Read her puff piece, a DIY cotton bough, in this week’s Entertaining & Arrangements.
- Julie visits a floating farmhouse in upstate New York in this week’s Architect Visit.
- In this week’s Farm Visit, Cheryl falls in love with fluffy angora rabbits who get sheared every three months for sweaters.
- No longer necessary to DIY your own stump stool or table: Michelle’s sleuthing uncovers some surprising sources in 10 Easy Pieces.
- No need to feel guilty about your fireplace. Christine takes a closer look at how to start an eco-friendlier fire in this week’s DIY Projects.
- Wondering if it’s really possible to keep chickens in a small backyard? Meredith has the scoop on coops in this week’s Roundup.
- Turkey might be the pií¨ce de resistance at most Thanksgiving tables, but it’s not a given at Cheryl’s house (sorry, mom). She has a few ideas for tabletop Flowers, sourced from local farms.
- Winter is coming, and Laura has a plan to keep us warm: hearty root vegetables in this week’s Garden-to-Table Recipes. Take that, kale.
- Dust off your Santa cap. Christine kicks off this year’s Gift Guides with a few suggestions for the gardener in your life.
Did the Remodelista editors make it home from London? Take a look at how they’re dealing with jet lag … and furniture for kids in a week of posts that are All in the Family.