DIY Wasp Deterrent

DIY wasp deterrent

I love God’s creatures. Most of them anyway. I’m not a fan of the sting-y ones, though.  Mosquitoes, those grey flies that like to bite you right at the back of the knee … and wasps.  I hate wasps.  Today, I’m going to share with y’all the most effective, cheapest, easiest, and most Continue Reading

Summer Gardens Begin in Winter

The best summer gardens begin in winter.  Which is why seed companies and nurseries ship their colorful and alluring catalogs in January, of course. I used to think these festive fliers in my mailbox were just designed to mock me during the cold, dreary days of winter and make me Continue Reading

For Sale By Owner

We’ve decided to put the Travel Lodge up for sale.  We love it and it’s perfect for our needs … except … that it’s incredibly heavy and unwieldy to tow around like we want. It’s what is called a ‘Park Model’ or ‘Destination Trailer’,  which basically means it’s meant to Continue Reading

May Showers

It’s raining, it’s pouring!  And I’m not complaining!  Well, not much, anyway.  The truth is we’ve been in a drought for the past 8 years and we desperately need the moisture.  But I’ll be honest … it’s been raining for about three weeks now … and I’m starting to get Continue Reading

A Long Row to Hoe

At our place, it’s once again time to get the garden prepped and planted. Several years ago, we established a permanent garden spot, complete with raised beds that we built from reclaimed lumber and pallet boxes. We hauled in soil and fertilizer (read: manure from the corral), drew up detailed Continue Reading

Festively Frugal

My love of this season – from the end of August through the end of December – is well known in my family. I love every single thing about the fall and onset of winter … the Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s holiday circuit, the foods, the changes in weather, Continue Reading