Category Archives: How To's

Restoring Antique Furniture

I’ve been working on an X shaped bar for several months now. The whole project was an evolution of ideas, starting with the desire for a more open [..]

Furniture, How To's, Tools , ,

Building a Blasting Cabinet

I’ve been investigating how sand blasters work in order to speed up my learning curve. You see, I haven’t saved enough yet to purchase the required equipment, and [..]

Building and Construction, Glass Etching, How To's, Tools , ,

On the Brink – Saving a Cherry Bush from Drying Up

About three weeks ago, I noticed that one of my cherry bushes was not doing well at all. The temperature at that time was well above 90 degrees [..]

"Boots", Cherries and Berries, How To's

Sneaking Potatoes

I planted quite a few potatoes this year, and I just couldn’t wait anymore to try them out. I was going to rip one of the plants out [..]

Dirt, How To's, Potatoes, Yukon Gold ,

Lighting That Candle…

Do not try this at home ! If this process is not followed correctly, bad things can happen. I’m planning to make five batches of Bio-Char this winter, [..]

Bio-Char / Terra Preta, How To's ,

Sage Tea

As I was walking up my steps into my backdoor, I glanced down at my now two year old sage plant, and wondered what I could use it [..]

Herbs, How To's, Recipes, Sage

Water Carries Life

While leaving the farm on my way to work this morning, I noticed one of the natural springs flowing a bit more then usual. It was nice to [..]

Climate, How To's, Seedlings, Water ,

Planning Ahead with Bio-Char

Kids: Don’t try this at home ! If the gases do not properly escape during heating, you will be in trouble. Somewhere during my life, I either learned [..]

Bio-Char / Terra Preta, Climate, General, How To's, Planning, Tools , , , ,

Hot Stuff

I grew hot peppers for the first time this year, even though I’m not a big fan of spicy food. I figured my nephew would find a use [..]

Cooking from the Garden, How To's, Seasoning

Fall Omelette

Now that the first frost has cleared most of the garden, it’s time to enjoy the harvest. Throughout the summer, I’ve been dicing and freezing various veggies for [..]

Cooking from the Garden, How To's