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Homemade screen door on our homestead

Posted by: Tammy

The old screen door was a scraped, dented, hard to open, hard to close, metal monster. We never found the screen portion to the door and so it either was all glass or letting in mosquitoes and flies.  I would have bought a new screen door in a heartbeat but like everything in our little […]



Our Homestead: Moving Day!

Posted by: Patsy

Let me begin by saying that my dear hubby had said it would be great to get on the land by his dear departed Mom’s birthday. We got a call from our mobile home mover,  on a certain day,  that they could come move the trailer the very next day. After raining for almost two […]



Our Homestead: Clearing the land

Posted by: Patsy

We had asked a guy that I had been renting our previous trailer lot from his family for over 30 years to bring his dozier and clear our land. He came over to look at it, and went to work on it. Well, he and I walked over the new land to see exactly where […]



Our Homestead: Getting things ready

Posted by: Patsy

We finally got an address to our property! It will be used for 911 purposes and for a mailing address. We had to wait on the rain to let up before we could get a PERC test and have a septic system put in. No city system out this far. We are about 12 miles […]



Our Homestead

Posted by: Patsy

As many of you know, we finally bought some property of our own. After living where I have lived for over 30 years, and paying someone lot rent, I am so ready to have a little piece of God’s great earth to call our own. The first picture is looking at the spot that we […]



Delayed crockpots and Timers

Posted by: Tammy

Do you love your slow cooker but wish it had a timed or delayed feature?  Save yourself some money.  A timer might be your answer!   A friend put me onto this frugal tip when I mentioned I wanted a crockpot with a delayed feature.  BUY A TIMER!  Okay, I didn’t know they made timers […]



Spring Gardening Pleasures

Posted by: Tammy

We’ve endured a very long winter here in New England.  Heavy snows and below normal cold temperatures has worn on even the most seasoned New Englander.  Spring seems more special this year.  There is life after this winter! I don’t think I’ve ever been so impatient for the asparagus as this year!  Perhaps it’s my […]



Strawberry Pallet Planter

Posted by: Tammy

My most recent gardening adventure come about from my desire to increase the production from my garden.  I was researching vertical planters and came across ideas for planting strawberries vertically which led to finding a great video on making a strawberry pallet planter.  It was a marriage made in gardening Nirvana:  my love of repurposing […]



DIY log bed!

Posted by: Tammy

Ever since we bought our little cabin up north, I have dreamed of having a log bed in our loft.   What my heart wanted, our budget couldn’t afford.  That said, if there is a will, there is a way and with a bit of ingenuity, labor and love, I got my dream:  a log […]



Sugar Anns are in the House!

Posted by: Tammy

The greenhouse that is!  Nope, Sugar Anns aren’t the latest girl band.  They are a dwarf variety of sugar snap peas and the latest addition to the greenhouse! I normally grow the tall version of sugar snap peas.  They can reach over six feet in height and love the cool spring temperatures.  I often catch […]



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