Doing a Table Jig

I have treated myself to another shop tool, a table saw. It’s something that I have been wanting but making due without. I had planned to wait until Christmas because I had a sneaking suspicion that K was going to get me the saw as a gift…but I couldn’t wait. I was right, K now…

Personal Damages

Landscaping, gardening and building are all fun hobbies that keep K and I busy and happy, but there is a flip-side that can be a little painful. Over the years we have had minor scratches, cuts, abrasions, etc which can be expected from the type of work we have been doing. But we have had…

Berry Yummy – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I haven’t made a strawberry rhubarb pie in years because we haven’t had rhubarb and I never think to buy any. This year our neighbour gave us a plant and I finally had the two main ingredients ready for the picking. I also wanted to make sure it wasn’t a runny pie so after some…

M2C1 Kraftwerks

Now that the yard projects are done until the spring, I have so many shop projects that are just beginning. From items that I plan to sell, to a new bed frame for us, to planter boxes for the garden in the spring, I will certainly be busy in the next few months with all…

Bring On The Heat

Our winter briefly came early with a snowfall in October, so we knew we had to get moving on stockpiling wood for the winter. We figure we will go through more than our normal amount because I am working from home so there will be more days that we will be burning. Usually, we would…

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Some of our plants did really well, resulting in a large harvest or more consistent produce over the summer. Our potato growing skills continue to improve. We managed to get a big haul of potatoes again this year with average sizes being larger and more consistent than previous years. Our straw to soil ratio seems…