Doing a Simple Jig

When I bought my table saw just under a year ago, all sorts of new opportunities opened up for what I could make in my shop. It is one of those essential tools that really make so many projects possible. I’m not going to lie, I am nothing close to an expert on using a…

Finishing Fences

It has finally happened, I have finished the fence that we built back in April. It only took 6 months, but at least I got it done before the winter hit and our 2021 landscaping season came to a close. I actually built the last piece of our fence back in May, and wrote about…

Brie Basil Tomato Gooeyness

My mom is to credit for bringing this recipe into my life. First the recipe, then I will tell you about this recipe in the chit-chat section at the end. Ingredients: Brie cheese (full round – any size) Tomatoes (any kind – cherries have a nice aesthetic) Fresh basil Garlic Salt & pepper Olive oil…

Tomato, Tomada

We have always had fairly good luck with our tomatoes, but this year seemed to be the best year yet. The new location of the tomatoes as well as the stronger start in the house seems to have added a bit more growing and fruiting time to the plants. We were harvesting all three varieties…

Doggy Dinners

So about a month ago, our dogs had a very unfortunate bacterial infection. Our older dog, Ellie, got hit the hardest with it and we weren’t sure she was going to make it. It was a rough night, with an emergency call to the vet. By the time we got her in, she was not…

Presto Pesto!

We planted A LOT of basil this year and were rewarded with small bushes in some areas of super fragrant and happy basil plants. We enjoyed it in quite a few dishes throughout the summer, but now that it is fall and the plants were starting to show that the colder weather was having an…

September Comparisons

We seem to have returned to our normally programmed schedule for September weather. It has started getting cooler and the garden is showing it. Some of our plants have wound down in production while others are still pumping out delicious fruits and vegetables. We have been removing some of the sections as they finish, while…