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modified hugekultur for raised beds

Low-water vegetable gardening

I have gone a month and a half with less than a quarter of an inch of precipitation and daily highs in the 60s to 80s.  I haven’t watered since early May. That’s 6 weeks…

DIY Chicken Cup Waterer

DIY 5 Gallon Bucket Chicken Feeder

Total cost: $3 If you don’t have a hole saw or 5 gallon bucket, add that cost to the build.  Among much of my obsessive research about how to effectively manage a flock with as…

DIY Chicken Cup Waterer

DIY Chicken Cup Waterer

I have been working on converting the old duck pen (yeah, I gave the remaining 3 ducks away – we were not a good match) to be a better match for chickens.  It has taken a…

DIY Shelf Upgrade

Simple and Cheap DIY Shelf Update

When my in-laws moved, they had some really nice shelving units in their garage.  The garage of their new house had a bunch of even nicer built-ins, so Craig and I inherited the shelves.  Due…


There was this one time that I made 16 pies.

Our friends Jeremy and Kial got married on March 14.  In case you don’t understand the significance, the date (at least in the US) is 3.14.15, or the first few digits of the number Pi….

Cornflake crunch

Momofuku Cornflake Crunch

Momofuku Cornflake Crunch (makes about 4 cups)   Ingredients: 5 cups cornflakes 1/2 cup dry milk 3 tbsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp. kosher salt 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted Preparation: Preheat oven to 275 degrees. In a…

Jimmy Dean HOT Sausage copycat recipe

Jimmy Dean Style “Hot” Pork Sausage

Jimmy Dean sausage is ubiquitous in many recipes that those in the cooking community aren’t necessarily “proud” to have made.  These include cheddar-sausage-bisquick balls,  queso dip utilizing Velveeta (I still don’t have a workable replacement…