Category Archives: DIY

Garden Planning Days

It’s warm for January here in the South, but it is also wet.  The kind of wet you usually get in May, with thunder, torrential downpours, and the whole shebang.  So my garden planning is indoors, on paper.  First of … Continue reading

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Happy Blogvember!

No, there’s no such thing as Blogvember.  Yes, I made it up.  But that’s okay!  I’m dedicating the month of November to try to get into the habit of blogging every day.  I’ve really been trying to make this a … Continue reading

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Money Well Spent

I went apple picking with some friends on Saturday, and picked up this peeler/corer/slicer for $26 at the orchard. I believe it was $26 well spent. Don’t you?

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Craft Time: Magnet Letters

Fair warning – I got a little picture happy on this one, but I had a good time. 😉 I went out to the mailbox this morning, and this is what I found.  An advertising magnet that had already peeled … Continue reading

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A Very Rotten Update

I am very interested in reducing waste, natural lawn care, and producing food from our land with very little outside input.  All three of those goals have one thing in common: compost, and lots of it.  Our previous compost bin … Continue reading

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Garden Update – June

I am currently on a journey to provide healthy, chemical free food for my family from our own land.  My goal is to provide over half of our fresh produce during the year – I’m nowhere near there yet, but … Continue reading

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Ode to My New Sewing Machine

Oh, Brother XL3750, how do I love thee, let me count the ways: You have about twice as many stitch functions as my old sewing machine, giving me more options. You have a drop-in bobbin and an automatic needle threader, … Continue reading

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