We are hosting a mama bunny and her babies. She built her nest in our raised bed garden. We’ve counted at least 4 babies so far, but we’re trying to give them some space. They really are adorable to watch, but we tell the children they mustn’t touch them.
Under the kitchen sink cabinet, just where the toe lift meets the floor, was the grossest vent in the house. It was originally brown painted metal, but was now caked with rust and grime, since decades of floor mopping water had deposited a nasty patina of scum. An additional problem is that they had laid... Continue Reading →
Snow ice cream
This was a fun activity to do with the kids on a frigid day. If you’ve got fresh snow on the ground you can try it too. Just add a splash of milk to clean fresh snow and mix it gently. We added a bit of vanilla syrup and drizzled a bit of chocolate sauce... Continue Reading →
Side yard landscaping
We replaced some very pathetic looking day lillies and assorted weeds with new plants. I don’t even have a before picture, but be assured it looked awful. Mark enjoyed renting the tiller and driving it through the soil.
Sweet Pickle Relish
The garden is giving us plenty of cucumbers this summer, so we’re using the KitchenAid’s meat grinder attachment to make sweet pickle relish. Excellent for hot dogs, tuna salads and tartar sauce.
I’m finally living my cottagecore dream with my little berry bushes finally bearing fruit.
Fox and Friends
There’s a fox who visits my backyard and I adore her. Occasionally she will bring a fox friend too. Her name is Azeria and she’s so beautiful, I want to tame her so she’ll let me scratch behind her lovely soft ears. Is this what having a dog feels like?
Oak Spoke into Wand
My first time using Mark's lathe. I turned the spoke of a 100-year-old broken oak chair into a wand.
A friend broke his hammer at my house and said he didn’t want it anymore. I made a new handle from Osage orange, then burned it black. I reluctantly gave it back to him.
Storybook Baby Quilt
Just in time for our new baby's arrival, I finished my second baby quilt for him. Its a mix of Moda Storybook flannels with cream flannel sashing. The backing is Robert Kaufman Fabrics Cozy Cotton Flannel in Seafoam Stars, wrapped over the edge as binding.