About

Hello, and welcome to Chop Wood, Carry Water. Leigh and John write about our experiments with bringing neglected farmland back to life, forestry 101, preserving a pre-Civil War farmhouse, and exploration of past lives in rural Alabama.

This is the place where we write about our experience of clearing brush, recovering nearly lost rural architecture, planting and sometimes harvesting, and most of all, the infinite number of things we observe and discover in what has become a spiritual endeavor as much as it is physical.