Fresh produce from your own garden has a way of inspiring cooking from scratch. I am the sort of cook that is inspired more by the outcome than the process, so good kitchen tools make a huge difference to me. I do not want to be a pioneer woman. Give me electricity and kitchen power tools! […]
Things we generally do inside.
It is one of the ironies of life that I love to grow and preserve peppers. I don’t like hot peppers at all, and I am very selective about how I will eat bell peppers. Fajitas are the main way, but, oh, what a way! Fortunately, peppers of any type are easy to freeze, which […]
I have gotten some questions lately about making the cement-stone chicken water heater for use in other countries, where the standard electrical voltage is different from what I originally posted about. I wrote about making this chicken water heater 4 years ago on the D&B Supply blog. I have two of these handy, low maintenance […]
Last spring, I finally planted three of my mimosa trees out in the front chicken yard. Since the trees were barely a foot tall when I planted them and because chickens tend to scratch like bulldozers in freshly dug dirt, I formed cylindrical cages for the little trees out of 14 gauge wire fencing. This […]
I have had very good results from growing dahlias from tubers for quite a few years now. Then, this year, when I was ordering tubers from a new source, I saw they had seeds for sale. I had seen the smaller, bedding dahlias for sale in garden nurseries in the past, but had never purchased […]