DIY


Yes You CAN! Composting Baby Poo

I have mentioned before that we have a little future farmer on the way and I have been doing a lot of research into what the healthiest options are for our little one and how to make the process of taking care of an infant more sustainable. We have decided […]


Sprouting Lotus Seeds

As I think I have mentioned before, we have a fish pond. Our fish pond has zero plants growing in it, though there are plenty growing around it, but nothing that is really helping to improve the water quality. So I have been searching for some aquatic plants to introduce. […]


Vermiculture Meets Tiered planter DIY 1

I love the idea and the motivation behind the Garden Tower Project, however I do not love the $300 price tag. For those of you out there who are handy, we can make one of these! This is essentially a strawberry planter (stacked co-centric planters) with a worm tube (vermiculture) […]


Kombucha you can!

Kombucha. It’s one of those fermented foods I have been dying to try since I first heard about it. Since we are currently stuck in a rental waiting for our house to sell with no gardening to do and no curling to keep us occupied all winter, now seems like […]


Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts

Now that we are living in the south again I have access to green peanuts! I also have a crockpot, So the obvious question was, can I make boiled peanuts in a crockpot? Yes I can! Thank you, National Peanut Board! So now instead of staring longingly at the boiled peanut […]


Lemon, Lime and Onion Scrubbies 1

I saw this somewhere on the internet and thought it was a great idea. As far as I know I can’t recycle those mesh bags that lemons, limes and onions come in. So I have been saving them to make dish scrubbies. I use about 4-6 bags to make one […]


Soap Nuts!

I purchased some organic Soap Nuts (1lb, bulk) from Mountain Rose Herbs. I love the idea of not being exposed to whatever it is they put in soap. I also tend to be allergic to some fragrances, so this would also remove that threat. While my husband is not on […]


Furlough the Busy Bee

So I have been busy as a bee for months between planning/having a wedding and coaching colorguard. I was MIA from all social media for weeks. Suddenly on October 1, I was furloughed and I had all the time in the world. I’d like to say I made this transition […]


Easy Tomatillo Salsa

In my yard tomatillos literally grow themselves. So instead of leaving zucchinis in people’s cars, I leave tomatillos in their offices with a recipe for salsa verde. There are lots of tomatillo salsa verde recipes, but they are almost all simple and easy to prepare. Salsa Verde (basic ingredients)2 lbs […]


Free Range Potatoes

The potato scraps we planted a couple months ago starting wilting and dying down, so it was time to check out what was hanging out below the surface. We were not surprised to find, potatoes! Steve holding up a successful potato harvest! See how the potatoes grow further up the plant […]