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Kubb For Twenty Bucks
Kubb For Twenty Bucks
Shoe Bin
Shoe Bin
All For A Cup Of Coffee
All For A Cup Of Coffee


Yellow jackets had taken up residence in one of my wife’s herb planters. So, after she got stung several times while watering them, it was time to declare war on the little critters. In an attempt to eradicate them without using chemicals, I employed a tactic I first learned about here. A couple of inches of water and some dish soap in my shop-vac, and we were ready to do battle. Watch the video to see the carnage.

Requiem for Yellow Jackets
Family Room Remodel
Family Room Remodel
Extend A Vent For Five Bucks
Extend A Vent For Five Bucks
Gutter Shelves for Ten Bucks
Gutter Shelves for Ten Bucks


I’ve spent the last six months remodeling our family room. But the culmination of all of that work is a model train that runs around the perimeter of the room. Here’s a quick video showing the final product.

The Polar Express
Using All Of The Space
Using All Of The Space
More Basement Woodworking
More Basement Woodworking
Garden Irrigation Project
Garden Irrigation Project


I’ve mentioned before how much we like all of the wildlife we see on our property, but yesterday it was the source of some dismay as we watched this juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk try to make our chickens into a breakfast buffet. It is times like these that I am glad I used hardware cloth on the coop. As they say, chicken wire keeps chickens in, but doesn’t keep predators out.

Bird Versus Bird
Home Cheep Home
Home Cheep Home
Landscaping Project
Landscaping Project
Progress Report
Progress Report
That Time Of The Month
Thank goodness that’s over. The thirtieth day couldn’t come quickly enough for me. I think I say this every year, but this was by far the [...]
Projects Aplenty
Projects Aplenty
Reading and Writing
I envy people who view reading a book as a way to kill an afternoon. It usually takes me months to read a book. Part of it is I just don’t read that [...]
I Bought A Cow
I challenge anyone to watch the documentary Food, Inc. and not be influenced to make at least a few changes in the way you eat. More than likely, [...]
Mmmm… Beer
Mmmm… Beer
Stop Draggin’ My Car Around
Last year I wrote about the state of the electric car market, so I wanted to revisit the topic and provide an update. I’m still planning to buy an [...]
President for a Day
I came across an interesting bit of trivia this week that I’m almost embarrassed to admit I had not heard before, but my guess is that residents of [...]
Ready, Set, Blog!
It is time once again for the Running of the Blogs! This is my fourth year participating, and it seems to get harder every year. The idea is to post [...]
Garden 2.0
Garden 2.0