Category Archives: Projects

Rendering Beef Fat into Tallow

Every once in awhile I find myself doing something which, if you’d told me twenty years ago I’d be doing, I would have thought you had gone off the deep end.  I think this is in part because God has a … Continue reading

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Rock Hounding

BEFORE: AFTER: It took four days, but the pasture now has visible dirt between the rocks.  We used a Bobcat landscape rake (“Rock Hound”) attached to a skidsteer.  The difference is nothing short of amazing. Contrast between the harrowed field and … Continue reading

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End of summer insanity

Most of the moms I know are currently driving themselves bats by worrying about school starting soon. I’m in that crowd, too – although my current worry is that I won’t find time to sit down and work out our … Continue reading

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Our boy gets baptized

My oldest son was baptized this morning! Mr. Caffeinated did the honors, with coaching from the wings on his lines. We’ve been studying for quite some time, and after many family studies, Bible camp, and input from many Sunday School … Continue reading

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Big girls can play with big Tonka toys

We’re trenching again… this time because we need new footing drains and gutter drains. Water in the crawl space is so 1800’s. Our superhero brought us an excavator, and Rosebud got into the action. See her in action here!

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Foiling the towel thief

First, it was Natter.  He couldn’t crawl – or toddle – past the oven without yanking down off the dishtowel and leaving it on the floor. Once he outgrew that phase, it was Rosebud, who would not only remove the … Continue reading

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Time for Vanilla

My camera is broken – so, sorry, no pictures. I’m going to make vanilla extract sometime in the next couple of weeks.  It’s been about two years since I made the last batch; I did a whole gallon and I’ve just gotten … Continue reading

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