I've long read knitter blogs that chronicle gorgeous projects from cast on to cast off. And never before have I felt worthy to join their ranks. And I still don't! But, as I have 3 scarves and a prayer shawl going, I thought I'd chronicle my progress. I imagine that 5 years from now me … Continue reading What’s on the needles?
One of the maxims I picked up in becoming a tightwad was, Use it up, wear it out. Make it do, or do without. I put that in to practice today when I put on one of my favorite maternity sweaters (yes, I've been pregnant for so many consecutive years, I've got favorite maternity clothes) … Continue reading Small Hole Repair
I wanted to evaluate my first year experience with the Back to Eden garden. I decided to break the experience into sections: preparation, planting, productivity, weeding and watering, overall experience. My rating scale is from 1-10 with 1 being unsuccessful and 10 being absolute success. The effort to reward ratio will be covered in the … Continue reading Year 1 Evaluation of Back to Eden Experience
Our hive arrived! Almost a month ago. The awesome thing about homesteading family members is their experience and help. My father in law has had bees for several years and he and my husband assembled the hive together! It was a nice father/son moment to witness. Initially we were concerned that the various components of … Continue reading Assembling the Hive