Let’s Talk Turkey: Raising a Wild Turkey Poult

This most sweetest thing entered our lives by surprise, and just as quickly left it. The other evening, our neighbor, Sandy, showed up with a wild turkey chick. She told us that her… Continue reading

How to Make a DIY Rotary Clothesline

High on my laundry list of things to do has been, well, laundry. We’ve been going to the laundromat weekly, which has been a) time consuming and b) expensive, costing us from $60-$80… Continue reading

Our First Garden Success

We have grown our own food! Okay, so it presently amounts to a handful of fava beans and enough arugula to make one not-so-measly salad. But, hey, enough to make at least part… Continue reading

How to Empty a Composting Toilet: TMI Alert

We built the most awesome composting toilet, based on the Humanure Handbook, with some of our own mods. At first, we were skeptical that it would a) not reek, and b) not be… Continue reading

5 Useful Apps for Post-Consumers

Please excuse the post title. The “How to Write a Better Blog Post” gurus say lists like that make better titles. Supposedly people search for that kind of thing. Seems kinda silly to… Continue reading

Used: A Secondhand Fashion Show

In our culture, shopping has become a pastime. Not something you do in order to get something you need. For a lot of people, shopping is entertainment. A destination for socialization and fun.… Continue reading