Category Archives: DIY

Putting Up the Harvest

[caption id="attachment_1715" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Canned Goods Home Harvest Tomatoes, Dilly Beans, Peaches, Pesto[/caption]
As summer wanes, I am buoyed by the harvest – so beautiful and so productive. This week is tomatoes and peaches (purchased in eastern WA), dilly beans, and pesto.

Last year my sweetie gifted me a comprehensive guide to preserving food; ‘Keeping the Harvest’ by Chioffi & Mead. I have a variety of how-tos, but… Continue reading

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Chicken Food Fence

As in food, in a fence, for chickens. The goal of this project is two-fold: 1) Stop the chickens from scratching dirt all over the walkway through their run 2) Provide them with healthy green nibbles that they cannot destroy … Continue reading

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Dumb Cluck

“Cluck – cluck – cluck…” goes the broody hen.  If the weather is good I open the door of her broody box, and after a minute she makes a big squawking show of taking a walk. She flaps her wings, … Continue reading

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Put a cork in it

This spring our Meyer lemon tree needed replanting.  I have been saving corks for several years now; my big plan is to insulate Scott’s office wall – if I ever accumulate enough. However, when I saw this idea in an … Continue reading

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