The "new normal" has started for those of us following the USA's directive of social distancing, and we are staying home to avoid being around others to try to slow the spread of COVID19 so our medical facilities aren't overrun. That means that when we have half a loaf of bread that expired, it doesn't … Continue reading The bread expired – don’t toss it!
This is not a "bad" potato; it's a potato that's going to provide you with the means of growing your own future potatoes: This is how you do it: Cut the sprouts off, leaving some potato just below the sprouted parts (called "eyes"). Now set those in a saucer of water. Don't use too much … Continue reading Growing potatoes from sprouted ones
My Dad is a jack of all trades. He's fantastic at lots of little things. One of those things is wood crafting, and he recently decided to set up a wood shop; he has more time since retiring to play at all his hobbies, and he's been making some really neat wood pieces lately. I … Continue reading Setting up the woodshop
When we worked outside last weekend, Ted brought up several loads of composted manure from the barn. Some went into my raised beds, but a bunch went into the chicken run. They are LOVING IT! They packed and scratched in it to find all the tasty bugs until it was dark. Here's a little video … Continue reading Putting the chickens to work
It was 60F here this past Saturday! Ted and I spent four hours outside on yard work. I cleaned out the raised beds to get them ready for planting soon, and Ted brought me up several loads of composted manure (black gold!) from the barn. Starting point for the raised beds I found that eleven … Continue reading Getting ready for spring
Friskee spends pretty much every single class I teach and IEP meeting I hold perched on the back of my chair. Every so often, she throws in her two cents with a rumbling "mrroowww". If I put on my webcam, the kids are glued to their computers, but they aren't hearing anything from me - … Continue reading My co-teachers
Pretty ornery that is! Luci(fer) is four years old (she will be five in October). Her Groucho Marx eyebrows slay me. LOL Remember when Ted found her in the field? She's just plotting how she can get Friskee in her next sneak attack. Luci loves all the other animals, but Friskee hates Luci. It's probably … Continue reading Yet another pretty girl
This is a little floral display I put together from Dollar Tree items. Everything is from Dollar Tree. It came to $11 total cost - 2 sprays of egg cattails (cut apart), 2 sprays of lilacs, 2 sprays of greenish flowers, 2 sprays yellow flowers, 1 metal bucket, 1 foam block, 1 bag moss (although … Continue reading Dollar Tree – spring floral display
I've started crafting a little here and there again, and I've realized something. Craft supplies are expensive! A new trend I've noticed is crafters buying supplies/repurposing items from Dollar Tree to keep costs down, and it works! I couldn't find any premade gnome gardens or fairy gardens online. I think due to their fragility that … Continue reading Dollar Tree – gnome garden
Friskee will be 11 years old in April.