Archive for March, 2011

Rowan’s bag

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

A little girl friend of ours had a birthday this weekend, so of course we had to make her something! I already knew what I wanted to make because I adore working with these recycled bridal fabrics; but SofĂ­a picked the colors (I assembled a few palettes and she chose this one). I’m very upset […]

Halfway there

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

We got the bedroom painting done! The hardest part is over. For now, at least. I think painting the trim made a huge difference! It really was a pain because it first had to be stripped, then painted with two coats of primer and two coats of “one-coat” paint. It was so wood-saturated before that […]


Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

There’s nothing cuter than a day-old baby chick. Fact. Unless…. Unless it’s a whole box full of them. Squee!

A lot going on around here…

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

My first time incubating hatching eggs… is a resounding success! (Sorry about the quality – you aren’t supposed to open the incubator til they dry off, so these pics are taken through cloudy plastic). 9 chicks out of 9 eggs (somehow I’d thought there were only 8!) for a 100% success rate. I was definitely […]

Lookee what I got

Monday, March 7th, 2011

I’ve never really participated in internet memes, so imagine my surprise when my latest blog “crush”, Ohiofarmgirl’s Adventures in the Good Land, awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award! Aw, thanks Ohiofarmgirl! Everyone that doesn’t know her should go check out her blog. She’s funny, innovative, and can ghetto-build anything out of random scraps she has […]

Making our mark

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

It’s surprisingly hard to make a house into a home; especially one that has known only a single family for 50 years. We’re delighted with our new home – custom-built by family for family, one would be hard-pressed to find its excellent quality of construction anywhere today. It was lovingly maintained and has needed very […]

Homemade breakfast

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

This is living the life, man. A nearly-completely-homemade breakfast: homemade English muffins with homemade butter and homemade strawberry jam; home-smoked bacon and homegrown eggs, all served on our homemade dinnerware atop our home-refinished table. No wonder Weight Watchers isn’t working! I guess to go to the next level I need to raise the bacon myself […]

Bacon-makin’, part deux

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Bacon! Real bacon! Remember what I started back here? As soon as I figured out that bacon was only pork I could still tolerate? I followed the tips in this article and set those six pounds of fresh pork belly to curing in maple syrup, kosher salt, pepper, and homemade brown sugar in my fridge […]

Counting the days

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Is it time yet? Can I kick these smelly things out of my porch yet? These chicks have grown entirely too fast. Look at them, just 4 weeks old, in their brand! new! (already outgrown!) brooder! No other animal I’ve owned has gotten a new house every week of its life. But these birds… these […]