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Table of Contents: The Family Farm


Table of Contents: The Family Farm

November 17, 2014

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.

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