If you have some broccoli seedlings maturing inside today is the day to set them free.
Broccoli is one of our biggest producers thanks to Anna’s careful planning and our new
caterpillar protection method which blocks that seemingly harmless moth from making you nourish her young at the expense of beautiful broccoli plants.
Another advantage to using a planter box is how easy it is to cover delicate plants in hopes of surviving a dip down to 20 degrees.
I made a rectangle the size we needed and attached just one layer of
. The literature says only use one layer for optimum results. Agribon fabric
We are hoping this new method in the planter box will help the Snow Peas make it to our table a little faster than last year.
One of our neighbors has a sawmill and he’s been making his own boards for his first chicken coop.
We offered him money for this truckload of firewood but he was more interested in getting rid of these end slabs that didn’t quite make a proper board.
I like to cut the pieces to fit our stove and hack up the thinner pieces for
We chop wood on a slight incline and sometimes a piece tries to make a run for it down the hill.
Our new firewood catcher saves a little time and effort while also serving as a stack point for a new mini storage that helps to keep things dry.
I’ve been putting off a toilet replacement because the part where you lower the toilet onto a wax seal is just above my skill level.
new style universal gasket is made of rubber and fits most size variations. If when you lower the toilet it does not fit on center you can try it again without destroying the gasket seal.
We met a nice farming couple recently that gave us a fun and interesting tour of their operation.
A short and fun video on how to harvest a Luffa sponge.
We upgraded from a to this firewood tote carrier with wheels last year. Wellmax shopping cart
Now we can carry twice the amount with less effort.
The side spokes mostly popped out but weaving some steel wire or thin rope is an easy way to fix it.
Once inside it provides a tidy way of storing the wood.
Anna lifts from the top while I push from the bottom to make it even easier and safer.
We’ve had this
new kindling splitter for a year now and it has really paid for itself in time saved. Making a bucket of kindling this way takes about 10 minutes and feels super safe. I’m a little embarrassed that it took me this long to get hip to using a hammer and splitter to make better kindling faster and so much safer.