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About mauledbydesign

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

We’re in print…

I’ve been in the mode of entering a bunch of contests. First it was the HGTV dreamhome where I spent 60 dollars in stamps and hours during work filling out index card entries. Then I entered the This Old House

We’re in print…

I’ve been in the mode of entering a bunch of contests. First it was the HGTV dreamhome where I spent 60 dollars in stamps and hours during work filling out index card entries. Then I entered the This Old House

Planting the main garden.

Around mothers day we got our main garden planted. We were a little late on planting the cold hardy vegetables but the rest were right on time. In the past few years we’ve gone through an evolution of our garden

Planting the main garden.

Around mothers day we got our main garden planted. We were a little late on planting the cold hardy vegetables but the rest were right on time. In the past few years we’ve gone through an evolution of our garden

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The fox is back!

   Once or twice a year we’ll notice we lose some of our egg layer chickens. Well this morning it started again. I went out to milk the goats with Crosby and I saw what I thought was my sisters

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The fox is back!

   Once or twice a year we’ll notice we lose some of our egg layer chickens. Well this morning it started again. I went out to milk the goats with Crosby and I saw what I thought was my sisters

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Freedom Ranger meat chicks and Turkeys!

Around a month ago we got our meat chicks and turkeys. We picked up 40 Freedom Ranger meat chicks and 30 turkeys from Sunnyside Hatchery in Beaver Dam, WI. The past two years we’ve raised meat chicks during the summer.

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Freedom Ranger meat chicks and Turkeys!

Around a month ago we got our meat chicks and turkeys. We picked up 40 Freedom Ranger meat chicks and 30 turkeys from Sunnyside Hatchery in Beaver Dam, WI. The past two years we’ve raised meat chicks during the summer.

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The Outdoor Shower is Open!

   A few years ago while we were remodeling we didn’t have a shower so we had to come up with another option for one. Instead of creating a temporary outdoor shower we decided to do it right. We cut

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The Outdoor Shower is Open!

   A few years ago while we were remodeling we didn’t have a shower so we had to come up with another option for one. Instead of creating a temporary outdoor shower we decided to do it right. We cut

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The pigs are here!

The pigs are here!  We got 6 little piggies delivered yesterday from a farmer in Plateville, WI who raises organic berkshire pigs.    We’ve raised pigs during the summer for the past 4 years. We always have one for pig

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The pigs are here!

The pigs are here!  We got 6 little piggies delivered yesterday from a farmer in Plateville, WI who raises organic berkshire pigs.    We’ve raised pigs during the summer for the past 4 years. We always have one for pig

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The squash garden

This is the first year we’ve started seeds indoors. We started everything…well pretty much everything except for quick growing or early crops like lettuce and snap peas. We started our seeds indoors around 6 weeks ago. We’re not really sure

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The squash garden

This is the first year we’ve started seeds indoors. We started everything…well pretty much everything except for quick growing or early crops like lettuce and snap peas. We started our seeds indoors around 6 weeks ago. We’re not really sure

The infamous Staircase

The infamous staircase cubby and stage! When we started planning out our living room this project was one we were very excited about. We wanted a little “stage” for the kids to play on as well as the two cubbies

The infamous Staircase

The infamous staircase cubby and stage! When we started planning out our living room this project was one we were very excited about. We wanted a little “stage” for the kids to play on as well as the two cubbies

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Beginning Beekeeping

    Well, we just completed our first attempt at raising honeybees. The bees are in their hives for the night and hopefully they’ll stay there and we’ll get honey soon.  We bought three hives worth of our new little friends

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Beginning Beekeeping

    Well, we just completed our first attempt at raising honeybees. The bees are in their hives for the night and hopefully they’ll stay there and we’ll get honey soon.  We bought three hives worth of our new little friends

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Wet chicks

We went out to milk the goat tonight and one of our 6 week old baby chicks was sitting under the steps soaking wet. When we put her back into  the coop with the other chickens she was not moving

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Wet chicks

We went out to milk the goat tonight and one of our 6 week old baby chicks was sitting under the steps soaking wet. When we put her back into  the coop with the other chickens she was not moving