April: National Garden Month

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April: National Garden Month It would seem wrong not to post about National Garden Month on a blog devoted to cooking and gardening. Truth is, despite how much I love gardening, I just learned that April is  “National Garden Month” a little while ago. However, I can […]

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Creating Your Butterfly Garden

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Creating Your Butterfly Garden Soon after purchasing our home, I set out to establish a butterfly habitat. To create a healthy attractive place for them, I followed some basic guidelines. First, I selected a sunny location that is visible for our enjoyment. The amount of […]

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Reclaimed Milk Cans

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Reclaimed Milk Cans When my grandmother passed away, she left behind an estate filled with interesting things. The property had previously used as a dairy farm and contained a number of old farm implements along with some rusty milk cans. When no one else requested the milk cans, […]

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Garden Remodeling

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Garden Remodeling When we first moved into our home, the existing gardens were in need of significant TLC. And, so it began. Every step I took to bring the gardens back to life led to another step. At this point they bear little resemblance to […]

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Vegetable Garden Trellis

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Vegetable Garden Trellis This year I wanted to create different type of trellis for my plants. I love my arch ones at the entryways to my gardens, but always find myself wishing I had more structure in my garden. After researching different ideas, I decided […]

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Fish Tank Progression

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Fish Tank Progression After being without a fish tank for ten years, I decided it was time to resume my fish keeping hobby. You may have read my previous post about my tank that illustrated how my husband and I built a stand for my […]

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Fish Tank Stand Entry Table

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Fish Tank Stand Entry Table I recently decided that I wanted to resume my past hobby of keeping fish, something I haven’t done in over 10 years. In my mind this seemed like a pretty simple undertaking. Buy a tank, add a filter and heater, […]

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Whiskey Barrel Planter

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Whiskey Barrel Planter One of the things that you will learn if you read my blog regularly is that I am often the designer of the featured projects, and my husband is the builder. This whiskey barrel planter project was no exception. When we visited one […]

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Rustic Garden Planter

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Rustic Garden Planter My husband decided that he wanted to grow more vegetables close to our kitchen this summer (despite having a garden plenty large enough for two). I quickly began researching design ideas on Pinterest and provided my husband with multiple designs for a […]

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