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Flystrike: a chicken killer.
Cuddles beats the odds again.

    My heart sank as soon as I opened up the coop doors to let everyone out for the morning.  Every morning the routine is the same and this morning was no different.  Wake up, pad downstairs, throw my […]

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How to preserve feta cheese.

  I like cheese.  A lot. I once applied for a hosting job and they asked me why I wanted it. I told them cheese.  I wanted to be able to afford better cheese.  I can’t remember if I got […]

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Why they might want to kick me out of Canada.

  That’s my porch up there! Photo by Donna Griffith for Canadian Living magazine. If you want to see some STUNNING food photography take a look at her page.  Read my feature in Canadian Living Magazine now! Today is Canada […]

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Give your tomatoes a weave.
Pruning and supporting tomatoes.

Please enjoy this photo of me literally smiling up at nothing. I am not looking at anything or anyone. I am alone in my garden but wanted a photo of me with my tomatoes for the blog but when I […]

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Proof your mom was lying when she told you the drawing you made at age 6 was genius.
Childhood works of famous artists.

When I was 12 I made this drawing of a horse.  I knew art historians were going to want to refer back to it when I was older and more established as an artist so I purposely put my age […]

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If you read this post you’re helping to keep me in business.

laHello.  How are you? This is my monthly sponsor post. You may have noticed that once a month I feature the businesses you see featured in the little square ads on my sidebar. It’s my added bonus to the advertisers […]

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Mindy forced me to make Rhubarb Cake

  Mindy made me make a rhubarb cake.  Mindy’s a reader and she’s an asshead.  Last year at some point when I mentioned rhubarb she told me I had to make a rhubarb cake.  This year I did a post […]

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Songs I wish they’d never, ever, ever play on the radio again.
Because I hate them.

This post is going to rile a bunch of you up, so I want to say simmer down right now. You’re going to get the chance to have your say at the end of this post. But for now, the […]

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DIY Something-or-Other dispenser.

  Yeah, yeah, it’s beautiful I know.  But that’s not what I want to talk about right now.  I, at this very moment am so tired I could fall over.   You know that kind of tired where everything looks […]

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5 uses for Coffee Grounds

  Coffee is one of the simple pleasures in life.  I love it so much I don’t even know how to explain it without making myself sound like someone you’d warn your children about.  I will talk about coffee, drink […]

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Collecting eggs & Ironstone. What I got at Christie’s Antique Sale.

  Ironstone is a ceramic invented in the early 1800’s.  The recipe for making it was invented in 1800 as a new way to produce earthenware and porcelain.  But the company went bankrupt and the patent was given to Spode.  In […]

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Planting the Sweet Potato Slips

I kind of left you hanging there with the whole sweet potato slips thing.  Sorry about that but I was busy.  I couldn’t tell you what I was busy with, all I know is that “I was busy” is a […]

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Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.