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Welcome to The Vernacular Life Podcast! I’m your host, Paige, and I live in an under-renovation 1906 Vernacular Farmhouse with my husband, a veritable herd of cats, some assorted farm animals, and way too many chickens. Tune in each week to learn about the quirks of old house living, the adventure of sympathetic renovations, the heritage of home habits, and pretty much anything and everything that might go on in our turn-of-the-century home. Learn more at farmhousevernacular.com/podcast! So ...
 
Vernacular explores faith, culture, and meaning. Despite the cliché, "spiritual but not religious", many people choose to live out their spirituality in a particular religious tradition while refusing to choose between it and modernity. Vernacular is hosted by three Catholics who are fully engaged with both theology and modern culture and who seek meaning for their lives in the space between. If you appreciate simultaneous sci-fi movie references, political critiques, sports-related ranting, ...
 
This podcast explores the vernacular reception of Aristotle and his works in Renaissance Italy as part of the ERC-Funded Vernacular Aristotelianism project (PI: Marco Sgarbi) at the University of Warwick (UK), and at the University of Ca' Foscari in Venice (Italy). The podcast is produced, recorded, edited, and hosted by Dr. Bryan Brazeau, a member of the project at the University of Warwick. For more on the project and the podcast: http://www.tiny.cc/ercaristotle
 
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Are you thinking about getting into home canning? If you hang around the homesteading community a while, eventually you’ll hear about canning. And maybe you’ll want to start dabbling in what is, truly, my all-time favorite hobby! Putting up stores of shelf stable food is seriously one of the most peaceful and satisfying things I do for my family. A…
 
Are unfitted kitchens making a comeback? We’re certainly seeing more freestanding elements than we have in the last few years! My kitchen is mostly unfitted, and I am never not loving the freedom and flexibility that it offers. Thinking about a kitchen redesign? Maybe this episode will help you plan! In this episode, you’ll hear: What a freestandin…
 
Should you get a vintage appliance? You’ll be hard pressed to find a vintage dishwasher, but everything else, from stoves to fridges, you can most likely find secondhand. I like my old appliances, but they are certainly not for the faint of heart! Grab your tools and bring your best troubleshooting, because finding a good vintage appliance is alway…
 
If you are like Paige and Sierra, you’re a lover of small kitchens. But not everyone is so convinced that tiny kitchens are where it’s at! So we’re talking about all the efficiency-related reasons why we are absolutely obsessed with modest-sized kitchens. In this episode, you’ll hear: How Paige’s countertop analysis literally changed Sierra’s life …
 
Paige is always talking about engineering terms that she has brought into her own home. But if jargon makes your skin crawl, Sierra is here to be your normal-person interpreter! Today, we’re demystifying the phrase “poka yoke,” or the practice of eliminating mistakes so they are virtually impossible to make. How do you do it? Let’s dive in! In this…
 
Does the idea of a super long to-do list give you the creeps? If having a 4-foot-long list of things to do makes you feel stressed and anxious, this podcast is for you. Sierra, our guest host, shares a true (and very embarrassing!) story about what happens when you don’t make your to-do list long enough. Will this episode convince you to make a lon…
 
For those of us who are full-time homesteaders, planning for the future is probably second nature. But for many of us who are just getting started, realizing the longer time horizon that comes with homesteading can seem overwhelming! Sierra, our temporary guest host, is here to demystify how homesteading changes the way you think and plan for the f…
 
A non-engineer talks efficiency? Yes! Sierra (AKA the unofficial Paige superfan) is here to pontificate on why systems are so important. We all love Paige and her systems engineering brain. But sometimes it helps to hear a different perspective to help understand why having processes is so important to making your life run more smoothly. In this ep…
 
I bristle a little at the idea that I’m a homemaker. Certainly, I aim to make this home as cozy and full of life and fun as possible. But “homemaker” doesn’t have the umph I think of when I imagine the house I want to live in. For me, houses should work hard to support the people that live in them. So let’s talk about how to make your house work ha…
 
What have we here, a guest host? Why yes! It’s my lovely business manager, Sierra, a veritable suburban homesteader, here to talk about how it is possible to start building homestead skills (even if you live in town!). She’s a bonafide townie and she’s got neighbors, but that didn’t stop this woman from getting goats, chickens, and even a pet sourd…
 
By no means do I do everything around the Farmhouse Vernacular business by myself. In fact, I have two incredible team members who keep all the wheels turning around here. And in this episode, I get to introduce you to these two wonderful women. In this episode, you’ll hear: How Sierra and Ashley each joined the team and what they do for the busine…
 
At least once or twice a week, I get an email from a follower with a picture of an antique piece asking me for help in dating the piece. Now, I’m no antique expert, but let me tell you, I’ve definitely developed an eye for eras and styles! If you like antiques and want to find similar pieces from the same era, I’m excited to share some of my resour…
 
You know me. I LOVE old stuff, and I especially love second-hand things! I love saving money and it’s great to salvage and restore pieces that might have otherwise to a yard sale (or worse, the landfill!). But there are actually a few things that I’d rather buy new. In this episode, you’ll hear: Which things I’ll always try to buy used (and how to …
 
You see, it all started when I was about 13… If you know what fan fiction is, you probably already know where this story is headed. So let’s retreat into the deep memories of the internet to see where we started and how we got to the Farmhouse Vernacular you know and love today. In this episode, you’ll discover: The disappointingly unfinished Draco…
 
How do you get along without Door Dash and food delivery? When you live out of town, popping out to a restaurant, swinging by the grocery store on the way home, or calling for a pizza is not really an option. But it’s not all slaving away over a hot stove to feed yourself and your family, even here in the country! In this episode, you’ll hear: My p…
 
I used to think that people who had chickens were REAL farmers. Like whoa, you must have made it as a homesteader if you can keep your own chickens! Now that I’ve had a hen house of my own, I’ve realized how much easier it was to raise a brood than I thought. If you’ve ever dreamed of collecting a little clutch of farm fresh eggs every morning, the…
 
There are so many colors in the world, but how to make them play nicely together? Oh, just a little color theory to tame those tints, tones, and hues to create a stunning display in any space in your home! In this episode, you’ll hear: Why monochromatic doesn’t have to mean all white How to walk your way through the color wheel so you can spin that…
 
I love my floors. Like love love them. They are original to the house, and though Douglas Fir is by no means considered a high-quality material, I would never DREAM of getting rid of them. We put a lot of labor into saving and restoring them and I am over the moon with the results. So let’s talk about my floors! In this episode, you’ll hear: Why I’…
 
I love vintage lighting. I’m willing to rehab them, and oh lawdy me, I do love hunting to find them. There’s just something about an old fashioned fixture that casts the perfect glow over a room. You know what I mean? There are a few things to look for when you’re searching for antique lighting to bring into your home. This episode will help you fi…
 
We are combining two of my absolute favorite things in this episode. Let’s talk about kitchen efficiency in an unfitted kitchen! I chose to install very little cabinetry and counter space in my kitchen, and you might think that would make it harder to use. Au contraire! My kitchen is efficient for every kind of activity I perform, from a regular me…
 
I think I say “tasty treats” about twelve thousand times in this podcast, but you’ll just have to cut me some slack because I was talking about baking and I just couldn’t help myself! The best part of baking is eating what you made. So even if you don’t think of yourself as a baker, I hope to perhaps inspire you to get out the mixing bowls and tryi…
 
If you tuned in when I was focused on thrifting, renovating, canning, or any of my other homestead hobbies, you might not realize that my first foray into the world of do-it-yourself started at the sewing machine. Like so many others, I sat down and put the pedal to the metal and pumped out everything from brasieres to duffle bags, even my own wedd…
 
Efficiency is not just the subject of my engineering degrees and early career. It’s truly a passion for me! And I love it because the more efficient I become, the lazier I can be… Because who said that your reward for doing all your tasks for the day should be MORE tasks?!? Let’s take a little crash course in efficiency so you can change your life,…
 
Today, I’m answering a dozen postcards worth of questions about my house, my homestead, and whether I plan to milk my cows. I know you want to know! This episode is brought to you by Ana Luisa. Go to shop.analuisa.com/vernacular to buy one, get one 40% off! In this episode, you’ll hear: Which homesteading skill I am still struggling to learn Whethe…
 
If you asked me if I felt like spending every evening and most weekends removing spray foam insulation, repairing water damage, and basically tearing a house down to the studs and building it back up for 4 straight years… I’m not sure I would have said yes! But for my soulmate house? As Meatloaf says, I would do anything for love. In this episode, …
 
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben take a trip down memory lane and put their knowledge of past guests to the test. They also interview the founder and CEO of Planet Word, Ann Friedman. And finally, we’re taking our final virtual trip, this time to Northern Ireland, for some cinematic wordplay. Thanks for listening and pla…
 
Since we moved onto our 40 acres, people have asked me many times, “How much work does it actually take to maintain that amount of property?” Now, I’m a country mouse through and through, so I’ll be taking my wild open spaces under most conditions, please. But that doesn’t mean we’re working ourselves to the bone to keep up our land! In this episod…
 
I love old houses, as you know. And living in an old house is very different from living in a newer one. It’s more than just the layout and architecture that separate the historic from the modern. Old houses are different right down to the studs. So what makes and old house feel so special? I’ll tell you! In this episode, you’ll hear: The 7 things …
 
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben talk about the difference between a dialect and a language as they revisit a prior conversation about Ukraine. They also interview Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor at the New York Times, about how he got into the world of puzzles. And finally, our hosts are in the hot seat for a wordp…
 
Over the last 4 years, my husband and I have continuously renovated our house. All by ourselves. Usually after work. And pretty much Every. Single. Day. So how have we both survived this long? Well… It’s been a challenge, but we’ve managed it! In this episode, you’ll hear: How we learned our distribution of tasks to minimize fights and maximize mat…
 
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben talk about the new Siri voices. They also interview Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne, hosts of Lingthusiasm, a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics. And finally, they put a listener’s anagram skills to the test. You don’t want to miss this! You could win a year’s membership to…
 
I’ll assume that you probably like a decent amount of drama in your home (if not, you at least appreciate the drama in MY house!). There are three simple secrets to designing dramatic rooms that don’t just make your head spin. It’s an art, but you can learn it! In this episode, you’ll hear: How visual weight impacts the dynamic of your interior dec…
 
If you can believe it, there once was a time when I thought I was into mid century modern. Yes, me. Miss Drama. Miss Densely Packed Fancy. (Though even when I was in my MOD phase, I still loved color and Gothic details…) So you won’t be surprised when I say that I’ve tried on many style hats over the years! In this episode, you’ll hear: Why a chang…
 
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben talk about the connection between football chants and language. They also interview Everdeen Mason, editorial director for games at the New York Times about her exciting role. And finally, our hosts are in the hot seat for this week’s wordplay. You don’t want to miss this! You could win a…
 
What’s in a wall? Well, in my old house, I’m far more interested in what goes ON the wall. We took our house down to the studs, and removed mountains of old lath and plaster. We opted for drywall, but there are plenty of other materials that could make up the walls in an older house. So let’s talk about walls! In this episode, you’ll hear: The many…
 
I’ve talked about the challenges of old house living. But there are some serious perks to having an older home! You’re certainly never bored. There’s always something to fix, build, refinish, refurbish, reupholster or decorate. And with defined rooms, you can also live in a crayon box (if that’s what you’re into!). In this episode, you’ll hear: Why…
 
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben talk about how the capital of Ukraine has become a linguistic hot take. They also interview Jessi Grieser, a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville about her new book, The Black Side of the River: Race, Language, and Belonging in Washington D.C. And finally, we bring on a lis…
 
Once upon a time, I went to school for engineering. I even worked as a manufacturing engineer after college and for a time while I was starting Farmhouse Vernacular! So, what, exactly, is an engineer? What do they do, and why does engineering matter? I’m answering that (and more!) in this episode! In this episode, you’ll hear: How I chose engineeri…
 
After nearly 4 straight years of renovation, we’ve got our system down pretty well. In fact, these days, when we walk into yet another room to tear down and build back up it’s almost a bit, boring? Well, at the very least, there are very few surprises left at this stage in the reno! But if you’ve ever wondered how we actually get all the work done,…
 
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben interview Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle, the creator of the viral online word game Wordle. They also recap their participation in the American Dialect Society’s annual Word of the Year vote, over which Ben presided. And Nicole’s shares some on-the-ground interviews from the…
 
Once you start thinking about mistakes, you start seeing them everywhere. Now, I love this house and we have never made any catastrophic mistakes in our renovation… But there are definitely more things I could add to the list of “don’t do it like THAT again!” In this episode, you’ll hear: Why I would shriek like a vampire in the daylight whenever w…
 
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben pay tribute to the late pioneer in linguistics and cognitive science, Lila Gleitman. They also interview Peter Sokolowski of Merriam-Webster and Fiona McPherson of the Oxford English Dictionary about the keywords of 2021. And finally, we bring on a listener for some wordplay. We hope you’…
 
This week, we’re welcoming back Jay Osborne from FreeFarmhouse.com to share even more of his wealth of knowledge about historic architecture! One episode could not contain the old house love, and I hope you’ll enjoy this convo part two as much as I did. In this episode, you’ll hear: How a “modern farmhouse” can simultaneously fail to be either mode…
 
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