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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 […]



Vertical Pallet Planter

Posted by: Tammy

Yes, I am happily addicted to wooden pallets.  I find them for free and free is good!  Free gives me the freedom to experiment and make mistakes without feeling any guilt if the project goes sour.  So far I’ve used reclaimed wooden pallets to make a magazine/wine rack, a little table for the cabin porch […]



Green house planting-pallet style!

Posted by: Tammy

First, I have to update you on my greenhouse.  My original flat roofed design failed after our first serious rain storm.  I had tears in the plastic from it being dragged down under the weight of the rain.  I wanted to challenge myself to make the necessary modifications without a trip to the hardware store […]



My $65 Greenhouse!

Posted by: Tammy

It’s done!  I have a greenhouse! For several years I envisioned creating a greenhouse utilizing the two vertical fences in my garden and here it is! Parts of the set up will remain year-round but the plastic will be able to come down or possibly I can roll it up and position it over the […]



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