Underhill House is a great place to spend a Polar Vortex. We were snug and cozy with NO FUEL BURNED DURING THE SUNNY PART OF THE DAY.
Last fall and early winter, Underhill House had the fun/honor of being featured in a very special publication, Curb Magazine.
We are really feeling like farmers now that we have started to convert an acre and a half that was full of brome grass and wild parsnip, sumac and prickly […]
We hosted Highland Middle School’s 60 students for a tour of Underhill House last Friday. Highland is a nearby village with 842 residents, and its school system is pushing the […]
While I was sanding and finishing our kitchen shelves ( see my post Turning Tree Trunks into Kitchen Shelves ) that were cut from thick slabs of cherry wood harvested […]
For the benefit of readers who may be linking in to learn more about the building Underhill House, I offer an index of posts that cover some of the processes […]
In mid-February, we planted the greens that we expected to transfer to our greenhouse in a few weeks when the cold temperatures subsided, and the weather became a little […]
January 6 was the coldest day in the past 10 years here in rural Ridgeway. A newly-named weather phenom, known as a polar vortex, had descended on the Driftless Area. In downtown Dodgeville, -22F was flashing out front of the Wells Fargo Bank – and a brutal wind produced a […]
There are many trees holding up our house that I remember with the same detail. Where they stood, why we selected them, working on finishing them, watching them come together into the timber frame of Underhill House. It’s easy to forget how much we rely on these amazing plants. The […]
This is a follow-up for a post I wrote in mid-April when we tried 3 different methods for planting Redosier Dogwood. The yard area carved out around Underhill House was a vast wasteland at that time. New construction, even when you are trying to be as green as possible seems […]