Sunday, June 23, 2013
Here's the kitchen counter after a recent trip to the garden. Love it! first tomato!
We were lent a really nice baby chair made of thin plywood and cloth. The thing can be taken apart, and the little foot of the arch -the back of the chair - was cracking when we got it, and even though we never took it apart, the thing sort of fell to pieces:
So I cut out the broken middle part of the plywood and inserted a thin piece of oak, then glued it and some other end pieces onto it and smoothed it up using my knife and some sandpaper
It actually came out pretty good.
and the plums are almost ripe!
Friday, June 14, 2013
Well, the trap works. Caught a junco by accident. Luckily it does a good job of 'live catching'
With my sourdough practice, I made some small rolls, which turned out looking quite good, but end up getting pretty hard after a day or so. we discovered that after freezing, to thaw them quickly and make them very pleasantly soft, steaming them for a few minutes works great.
and more sourdough-ness: the local honey in our wonderful honey pot tastes fabulous on the bread.
and, in case you're wondering how much firewood goes into firing the earth oven to burn the bread. The handle I put on my 2 wheeled cart makes it a much handier way to haul brush piles around.
Kind of amazing. This is the before and after. Just leave them in a closed bag with a tablespoon of ammonia (it's got to be the f...
Well, we finally got our laundry situation *ironed out*. I made a small redwood frame after a design Melissa saw on some home supply websi...
Still Pegging, Brackets. All the pegs are in now, and in some cases I still have to go back and saw off the ends. Sort of debated about lea...