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I’ve done some pretty stupid things in my lifetime. Honestly. A shocking amount. Cutting my bangs myself? Stupid. Trying to clean my stainless steel stove with a Junior SOS pad? Stupid. Scraping a chunk of that jelly-like skin off my cornea while applying eyeliner? Rather stupid. But I can say, without any hesitation that the stupidest thing I’ve ever done is ripping apart my entire backyard and redoing it all myself. (as explained in my post on the subject) I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever do anything like that again. Why will I never do it again? Because although I sometimes do stupid things, I’m not stupid. I will however continue to chop wood, grow my own vegetables, rescue feral cats and fix my own car. The money I save on these things I will use to pay someone to cut my bangs.

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The Coop Cam is BACK

Like children and husbands chickens are cutest when they’re sleeping. They aren’t pecking at you, fighting, making a mess or getting on your nerves in any way. They’re just sleeping. And pooping. (husbands only do this if they  have the […]

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Moving Day.
The chicks get sent to the big house.

I remember years ago Martha Stewart had an episode where she was cooking something with eggs.  It was her original show where she was standoffish and quite scary (the way I like her) not the newer Martha show where she […]

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Saving Lettuce Seeds

I’m so very tired.   The kind of exhausted where all day long the only thing you can think about is going back to bed and when your office is only 6 feet away from your bed it makes getting […]

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Sex the chicks!
Guess the sex

Dear everyone who got here by Googling “sex” and “chicks”, a) You’re never going to meet a real girl with real boobs over Google. O.K. you might but she won’t be a quality girl. and b)  Maybe what you really […]

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Front Yard Vegetable Garden.
July, 2014

Here’s the thing about growing a vegetable garden.  It’s fun. But it’ll also turn you into a completely different version of yourself.  A person you maybe don’t even recognize or didn’t even know existed.  For instance.  Behold my cabbage.   […]

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How to Build a Pizza Oven.
Making it Pretty

Which brings me to my next mess.  I really didn’t want to be staring at sawhorses all summer and winter long, so I knew I was going to  box the entire base of the oven in with barnboard. Which meant […]

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How to Build a (cob)Pizza Oven. Part III
Insulation layer & lime plaster

Welcome to the final tutorial on how to build your very own cob pizza oven so you can be the envy of every single person you know. Unless they too happen to have built a cob pizza oven. But yours […]

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How to Build a (cob) Pizza Oven.
Part II

When last we met, in part 1 of this series, I had built the base and the sand form for my cob oven and lost my funny bone. It’s currently buried beneath a layer of pizza fat. Now it’s time […]

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How to Build a (Cob) Pizza Oven
Part I

So you want to  build your own pizza oven?  That’s the very same thought that crossed my own mind one year ago. I wanted to build my own pizza oven because I have an unnatural love of pizza and building […]

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My BIG Summer project

It’s that time of year.  The time I reveal what my big Spring project is going to be!  Only now it’s summer, so it’s what my big Summer project is going to be! Last year it was installing a new […]

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The Dollarama Fake Grass Square

Even though I haven’t done a Dollarama post in a long time it doesn’t mean my love affair with the Dollar Store has ended. I’ve still been visiting the happiest place on earth, I just haven’t been posting about it. […]

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The first Dollarama Post in 2 YEARS!

There I was. Wandering the aisles of Dollarama like I do most weeks when a grin as wide as a photoshopped thigh gap spread across my face. I had gone for a spray bottle, but left with 3 bags of […]

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Disclaimer and Stuff:

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