The galvanized raised bed project

For the last few years, I’ve been trying to make up my mind and get up the motivation necessary to design and build a few raised garden beds.  Over the winter, I finally hit a…

Food scraps as chicken toys

Anyone who keeps their chickens in a secure enclosure most of the time can attest to them getting bored.  I like to give our girls food scraps (when they’re safe for them to eat of…

The modified hugelkultur beds got an update this weekend!

As part of my early spring yard cleanup, I trimmed back a ton of the huge rhododendron in the front yard to bring more light into the house, and finally deadheaded our huge hydrangea. I’ve…

The chicken situation

For many years, I have wanted chickens.  They are silly, totally incredibly dumb, and they make delicious delicious eggs.  By the time I actually got serious about wanting chickens, one of our friends’ girlfriends had…

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 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…