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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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Chickens! I got another one.

When last we met to talk about chickens I had just got rid of 3 of the 4 chicks I bought in the spring.  Because 3 of 4 of chicks turned out to be roosters.  I blame all of this on […]

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How to Ferment chicken feed.
Bigger eggs, healthier chickens.

I’m handing the reins, or in this case the coop, over to Leigh Edwards today. Leigh runs the blog Natural Chicken Keeping. It’s a really, REALLY great chicken keeping website with tons of  information. Leigh is one of the many […]

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How to Stack Wood.

  A few years ago I did a post on how to stack wood.  It was how I stacked it at the time, which was using a combination of plastic end pieces and 2x4s to create open boxes basically.  They […]

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How to store Carrots & Beets

  Want more STUFF like this? Get my posts emailed to you daily.     I love this time of year in Canada.  I know I profess to hate fall, but really I don’t.  What I don’t like is a […]

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Tomato Taste Test
Heirloom VS Heirloom

Heirloom tomatoes taste better than hybrid tomatoes. Blah, blah, blah. Heirloom tomatoes are more spectacular than hybrid tomatoes. Blahdee, blahdee, bloo. Heirloom tomatoes are superior in every way and could probably cure cancer if given a bunsen burner and a […]

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A look at my late summer community garden.

A few days ago I was taking a walk around my neighbourhood in between writing scintillating blog posts and sanding my heel skin when I was stopped in my tracks by the most frightening noise I’ve ever heard outside of […]

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Video of Monarch caterpillar emerging from egg.
A Monarch Project Update

That’s right. A Monarch Project Update. I’ve decided to make this whole saving the Monarchs project official with its own dedicated space on The Art of Doing Stuff and catchy title. For those of you who took it upon yourselves […]

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The Art of Building a Blogging Career.
Introducing my online Video Course!

For someone who is a professional blogger  introducing you to her new video course on how to turn your blog into a business it’s pretty hilarious that I’ve been staring at this screen for 20 minutes with no clue as to […]

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The Monarch Project

Welcome to The Monarch Project. You are just a click away from learning about how to raise your own Monarch butterfly. In the past year the Monarch butterfly population has dropped by 90% because of pesticides, illegal logging in Mexico, […]

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Art of Doing Stuff Seed Saving Packets
Free Download

  If you’ve been doing things right this summer there are two things you have in your possession right now. A speeding ticket and a garden full of vegetables. Who can resist the urge of rolling down the windows on […]

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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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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.