Category Archives: Projects

Little Laundry Projects

It’s often the little details that take me forever to accomplish, but I feel so much better when I do get around to them. Today I took a half hour to do two tasks that have been needing to be … Continue reading

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The Rag Pile

My washcloths and hand towels generally get dingy after a year or so, and I mark them with a sharpie and put them in to my rag stash for using around the farm for all the icky stuff that I … Continue reading

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Redneck Mop Hanger

I finally got my feet so tangled up in the handle of a mop that had been left lying in front of the washing machine – for lack of a better home – that I designed and built my own … Continue reading

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Compost Bin 2.0

The first Spring after we acquired farm animals, we had dilemma to resolve: the corral was a foot deep in bedding and poo from over the winter; after things started freezing and made shoveling impossible, we kind of gave up. … Continue reading

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That’s One Way To Move House

What’s that being dragged up the driveway, making such a terrible noise? A miniature house?? A miniature house. This is actually a shed/playhouse we are repurposing from the backyard of our little farmhouse rental. We need to clean it up … Continue reading

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I leave them alone for one minute…

I’m not complaining… much. The kids have been a lot of help on this project. And I do so hate painting ceilings. Note the helmet. Safety first! But. BUT. One must, absolutely must check the color before one starts painting … Continue reading

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Men Working

We own a little farmhouse – I believe it was the original farmhouse on our property – that we rent out.  It’s probably about a century old, and has lots of “character”; the floors aren’t all level, but it has … Continue reading

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Rhubarb syrup

I have recently developed a taste for rhubarb.  This would absolutely shock my mother, as she tried for years to interest me in the stuff as a child, when I vehemently rejected all and every offer.  Granted, most of those consisted … Continue reading

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Freezing lemon zest

I love making things with lemon zest.  However, I seriously dislike stopping everything to zest a lemon… and I never seem to have fresh ones on hand.  They tend to migrate into the depths of the refrigerator and only meander … Continue reading

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Quarantine haircuts

Actually, this is the process regardless of what’s going on in the wider world… The usual progression: 1. Boys get haircuts and complain vociferously. 2. Hair eventually grows back. 3. Lengthening hair requires combing, washing, and other forms of personal … Continue reading

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