Sometimes, 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
How does one follow up making your kitchen sink from a wash tub? Well, by making your bathtub from a watering trough-of course!
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
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
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.
This was a good day. Eight pints of Pickled Cauliflower, … More
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.
The ledge that the sink tub rests on is … More
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
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?
Well one got taken by the racoon leaving two. Just as they were getting to be good … More