• Life on a Mini Farm

    Coyote Pup Rescue

    When we lived in the city, the only wildlife we saw on a regular basis were pigeons, hummingbirds, and various people on our street! Since moving to northern California, we have experienced critters of all types – foxes, bears, bobcats,…

  • In the Kitchen

    Sheet Pan Cheesy Jalapenos

    For years, we’ve been making jalapeno bites the messy way: Stuff jalapenos with cheese, dip in wet and dry ingredients, then bake. Using this process, we always ended up with goopy hands, a messy counter, and left-over ingredients. We didn’t…

  • Crafts,  Life on a Mini Farm,  Repurposing

    A Handmade Christmas

    Each year, as we prepare for Christmas, we carry on a family tradition of creating decorations for our home and gift-giving. Most of these ornaments are on our ‘handmade ornament’ tree (in the middle). We added the cowboy tree (right)…

  • Life on a Mini Farm,  Remodeling,  Repurposing

    Making Laundry Fun*

    Most of our home is western/rustic, but I wanted to make the room where we spend a LOT of time (sigh…), the laundry room, bright, cheery and a little bit whimsical. When we moved in, the room had a built-in…

  • In the Kitchen,  Repurposing

    Dresser to Table Repurpose

    One of the first things we noticed when our kitchen was complete, as we were finally unloading our kitchen boxes, is that there is considerably less cabinet space for all of our kitchen ‘stuff’ here than in our last home.…

  • Crafts,  Repurposing

    Cycling Toward Fall

    Recently, one of our larger projects has been rearranging sheds and clearing out some of our unused items. Where we live there are no sidewalks, no bike lanes, and lots of hills. So, the bicycles we used to ride around…