Yesterday was a beautiful, mild day. I was quite lazy, spending much of the day on the sofa reading – something I rarely do. My vantage point from the sofa gives me a bird’s eye view of three feeders. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many... Read more »
This was my greenhouse at the height of winter. The snow on the roof makes it look a bit lopsided, but the greenhouse stood strong to February’s heavy snow. It scares me to think of what little beings were taking refuge in there. Yesterday, on the first day of... Read more »
Today is the beginning of an experiment in the new greenhouse. Inspired by a photo on Pinterest, I started cucumber seeds in hanging pots. These are suspended from a shower rod fastened over one of the beds. In order to give the cucumber vines support, Paul fashioned... Read more »
This weekend we labored on the greenhouse. And I do mean labored. Neither Paul nor I can move without whining. While we’re still not finished, the top and sides are in place and fastened down – no small feat given the breezy conditions. It was like... Read more »
Following a ridiculous amount of manual labor this weekend, the greenhouse we started last fall is closer to being put into service. The pressure treated wood framework over two 3′ x 20′ hugelkultures is complete. One pvc bow is in place across the ridge... Read more »
We have been talking of and dreaming about a greenhouse for quite a few years. The location, style, and size has changed with the tides. Motivated by the greenhouse I saw at the Common Ground Fair on Friday, I lured Paul outside to debate the location and stake out... Read more »
Day two of my homecation started with sleeping in and then a lazy day puttering around the property. Paul and I played with pieces of an old tent framework, mixing and matching them until we came up with this layout for a little greenhouse. Situated over an existing... Read more »
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An Upcycled Pallet Tree
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A Saint Nicholas for the Season
This ornament pattern deviates from my more realistic nature designs. Initially inspired by my husband’s beard now that he’s moving into “winter mode”, here is a Saint Nicholas ornament to welcome the Christmas season. Right click here and select “save target/link” to save this printable PDF pattern to your computer.
A New Custom Designed House for the Ducks
A new duck house has been on my “Honey Do” list for more than a year now. Peep, Squeak, and Oscar have been living in a makeshift house that was recycled from another project. The old house was never designed for ducks and was too big for our trio of Pekins (we had eight at […]
Whoooo’s Home for Christmas
Whoooo’s Home for Christmas is my wreath contribution to this year’s WHRL’s Christmas Tree Festival & Auction. It features the face of a barn owl peeking out from the wreath. The felt owl in the wreath is about 5″ tall, but you can size him appropriately for your project. You might also create him smaller […]
Too Short a Visit
At last! I finally got Hannah home from college for a glorious week. I made the three day round trip drive (13 hours of driving per day) to Ohio to pick her up and bring her home. We packed a lot into six days at home – shopping, movie theater, a hike, a beach walk, […]
A Tiny White-faced Scops Owl
In my search for another owl to create, I stumbled across the tiny White-faced Scops owl. I like the crisp black, white, and grey markings of this little owl. I hope you enjoy making him! Right click here and select “save target/link as” to save this printable PDF Scops Owl to your computer.