I hear so many people complaining about being with their spouses 24/7 during this shutdown. I don't get it! We are LOVING all the time we're getting to spend together! We're both still working from home, but we're spending so much more time together. We're sharing all the chores, doing nice little things for each … Continue reading Garden arches and no bake cookies
Today's tip: wash out your spaghetti sauce jars and soak the labels off. Use the jars to store uncooked spaghetti! Each jar holds 1 lb of spaghetti! There are two reasons for this: 1) if you're buying more pasta than normal, then any mice nearby may find and chew right through the boxes (I swear … Continue reading Kitchen tip
Practicing self-isolation to flatten the curve of COVID-19 is working out well for our farm; we're getting all sorts of things finished on our weekends and some in the evenings after working from home all day! While Ted worked all weekend on the new coop (here and here), I undertook a few small projects of … Continue reading Great-Grandma’s old table gets a new purpose
If you're starting to run out of paper towels to dry your hands on or disinfect counters, doorknobs, cabinet handles, light switches, etc with, here's a quick and easy thing you can do. Go grab your oldest roughest towel from the closet (we all have one, right?). Now cut it into strips and then into … Continue reading One free little action you can take now
I have tried multiple ways to store gift wrap over the years: on curtain rods mounted on a closet wall, in a plastic bag under the bed, in a shoe organizer on the back of the bedroom door, in a trashcan in the closet, etc. None of those ways satisfied me; somehow I always wound … Continue reading Gift wrap station
I hate that I can't credit the person who originally took this photo, but it's been shared online so many times that I couldn't track the original poster down. I saw it when Tina over at The Rusted Barn shared it on her Facebook page. I think this is such a great gift idea though … Continue reading Dresser to a dollhouse
We're cleaning the chicken coop right now, and we're past the physical part I do... ..so I corralled the gang out of the coop into a small area so they would be out from underfoot but still have a birds eye view (Ha!) of all the action. This is Ted's fun now (he loves playing … Continue reading Favorite past time
Today Ted is catching the fish in our fish pool and transporting them over to the new fish pond in the front yard. We have fish in our swimming pool because one time when we were on vacation, the house sitter called and said a storm tore up the little fish pond liner and our … Continue reading Fish time!
Earlier this week, Ted and I worked on the current project for a little while. We had to do some measurements and then find exactly what we needed to fit. Then we had to figure out some materials. Puppers took over a supervisory role. Ted and I got up early this morning and headed out … Continue reading A sneak peek at the current project
Once again, we went to Noble Family Farms for a fun day, and once again, I asked the owner what she was going to do with the pumpkins in the field once they closed for the season. Once again, she told me to come back and take as many as we wanted. A couple of … Continue reading Pumpkin time!