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September 2015

High Tea

IMG_5068Sometimes, even farm folk get to kick up their heels and enjoy a little vacation. This past week we have been enjoying the company of some wonderful old friends from the west coast. Our destination was sort of a cliche vacation destination- Niagara Falls. Known far and wide as the mecca for honeymooners, Niagara Falls … More

Bookmobile Tiny Home–Rub-a-Dub She’s Got a Tub

The Tub

How does one follow up making your kitchen sink from a wash tub? Well, by making your bathtub from a watering trough-of course!

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A galvanized watering trough was considered, but we all thought that the plastic trough would be warmer for a good soak. A double shower curtain rod of black pipe is in the … More

Egg Gathering Aprons

Egg Gathering Apron

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I wanted to share something that is new in my Etsy shop-Olive Elizabeth’s Treasures. I have made up a few handy egg gathering aprons for my farm girl friends-or their friends. Enough pockets to hold 10 large eggs, and enough sass to get you through your day! Chicken fabrics and rickrack and my
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It’s Not Rocket Science-It’s SOUP!

Soup

I’m guilty of it too: the weather gets a bit of a chill to it, and there I am on Pinterest- pinning soup recipes. It’s not like I don’t know how to make soup-I’ve kept us all alive on it for 41 years! But I always think that there must be some type or style … More

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

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The work on the Bookmobile Tiny Home continues at a frenetic pace, but someone has to keep the home fires burning, the pitiful garden going and late summer canning started. That someone would be me, Mrs. Pickles. It’s time to live up to my nickname.

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This was a good day. Eight pints of Pickled Cauliflower, … More

Bookmobile Tiny Home-The Kitchen Sink

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One of the most satisfying tasks of creating your own Tiny Home, is putting your personal stamp on you home. Look at Caryn’s kitchen sink.  The sink itself is a galvanized tub. The faucet is so versatile for home brewing, kitten washing and general kitchen duties.

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The ledge that the sink tub rests on is … More

Bookmobile Tiny Home-Slipcovers

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I will start this post by noting that I am not a slipcovering expert. Not at all. Slipcovers are both the easiest and hardest sewing project you will ever attempt.

First we chose some washable velveteen in a Wasabi Green. I then plumped everything up by adding some high density foam on the seat and … More

Bookmobile Tiny Home-Welcome to the Dining room

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Sometimes it’s good to remember where you started. This is one of the first photos taken during the deconstruction phase of our Bookmobile to Tiny Home conversion. The two front seats, a faded sort of mauve/red, have been removed to my workroom for some spiffing up.

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Isn’t this fabric just rich and luscious and altogether … More

Homestead Failures-WARNING Graphic Photos

 

OutToPasture

It was bound to happen. Homesteaders try all sorts of things-and mostly they work out-more or less. Butchering our own turkey is our first BIG failure. We started with 3 poults back in the spring, remember this?

Pouls

Well one got taken by the racoon leaving two. Just as they were getting to be good … More

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