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About mauledbydesign

The story of a growing family experiencing farm life, design and everyday chaos..
/ Farm

Chicks

The chicks are here…we ordered 25 layer chicks and 25 turkeys from Murray McMurray and we just picked them up at the post office. We got 3 calls from the post office the morning they arrived. You could tell the

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Chicks

The chicks are here…we ordered 25 layer chicks and 25 turkeys from Murray McMurray and we just picked them up at the post office. We got 3 calls from the post office the morning they arrived. You could tell the

Reclaimed Coffee Table

We’ve been wanting a new coffee table for a while now. We wanted something that would withstand the destruction of little kids but also had the unique look we wanted. We couldn’t find anything we liked that wasn’t crazy expensive

Reclaimed Coffee Table

We’ve been wanting a new coffee table for a while now. We wanted something that would withstand the destruction of little kids but also had the unique look we wanted. We couldn’t find anything we liked that wasn’t crazy expensive

/ Farm

6 little Piggies

The summer pigs are here! This year we went with the Berkshire pigs again. There’s a farm a little ways away from us that raises their pigs in an organically minded way. We’ve been going with them for the past

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6 little Piggies

The summer pigs are here! This year we went with the Berkshire pigs again. There’s a farm a little ways away from us that raises their pigs in an organically minded way. We’ve been going with them for the past

Posts and tying the knot

We ditched the boys this weekend and road tripped it up to Minnesota for our friends wedding.  Recently, we found out our third baby who is due in September is going to be a girl! We’re still a bit in

Posts and tying the knot

We ditched the boys this weekend and road tripped it up to Minnesota for our friends wedding.  Recently, we found out our third baby who is due in September is going to be a girl! We’re still a bit in

/ DIY

DIY Deck Part 2/3

Check out How to DIY a cheap deck 1/3 if you missed it… Slowly but surely our deck is coming along. Last summer we finished the bottom portion. To complete the bottom portion of the deck we needed deck boards

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DIY Deck Part 2/3

Check out How to DIY a cheap deck 1/3 if you missed it… Slowly but surely our deck is coming along. Last summer we finished the bottom portion. To complete the bottom portion of the deck we needed deck boards

French garlic

If you’re wondering why we haven’t checked in for a while it’s because we have started our European adventure! Today we are in Odense, Denmark for our friend Melissa’s wedding. This morning right outside of our hotel there was the

French garlic

If you’re wondering why we haven’t checked in for a while it’s because we have started our European adventure! Today we are in Odense, Denmark for our friend Melissa’s wedding. This morning right outside of our hotel there was the

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Pigs and Beer

Tomorrow we’re bringing in the remaining 5 pigs to the butcher. Somewhere throughout our research we read that when you feed pigs beer right before slaughter they end up tasting better. It has something to do with keeping the pigs

/ Farm

Pigs and Beer

Tomorrow we’re bringing in the remaining 5 pigs to the butcher. Somewhere throughout our research we read that when you feed pigs beer right before slaughter they end up tasting better. It has something to do with keeping the pigs

/ Farm

The Turkey Coop

We actually finished the turkey coop about a month ago but we’re just getting around to writing about it. Last year we made our coop out of PVC piping. We were scared to free range them so we figured that

/ Farm

The Turkey Coop

We actually finished the turkey coop about a month ago but we’re just getting around to writing about it. Last year we made our coop out of PVC piping. We were scared to free range them so we figured that

/ DIY

How to DIY a cheap deck part 1/3

We’re in deck building mode. We’ve been scouring Craigslist for weeks and finding ads for people tearing down their old decks. We found two awesome ads where they were tearing down their old decks (only 5 years old) and replacing

/ DIY

How to DIY a cheap deck part 1/3

We’re in deck building mode. We’ve been scouring Craigslist for weeks and finding ads for people tearing down their old decks. We found two awesome ads where they were tearing down their old decks (only 5 years old) and replacing

/ Food

The Peach man

  Once a year the peach man makes his way to Slinger, WI. The peach man is actually a company called TreeRipe Citrus and they deal with a lot more fruit then just peaches. They also transport blueberries, oranges and grapefruits

/ Food

The Peach man

  Once a year the peach man makes his way to Slinger, WI. The peach man is actually a company called TreeRipe Citrus and they deal with a lot more fruit then just peaches. They also transport blueberries, oranges and grapefruits