Thursday, October 8, 2015

Inspired Home and Garden Shop - Open!

 Earlier this year I had an opportunity to write and share some of my creativity.  It was a lot of fun and in the process I met some really neat people.  I was sharing some unique birdhouses I built; you might remember the Scrap Wood Birdhouse and Gardening with Birds?

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Welcome Pumpkin Planter

It was time to create something new with a fall theme, projects like these help me get inspired.  Last year I made the fun DIY Wall Pumpkin, this was a popular project and when I went to hang it last month I decided to send it to the second hand store.  It's my hope it found a good home.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Basil Harvest - Dry and Collect Seeds

Basil has got to be one of my absolute favorite herbs.  The scent which is difficult to describe is something I enjoy indoors, it' reminds me that it's time for something Italian.

The flavor is strong and a little bit goes a long way.  However this doesn't stop me from doubling up when adding to a wonderful sauce, salad, or sprinkled over grilled salmon or chicken.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Expanding a Rose Bush from Cuttings

What do you do when a sweet rose bush takes over? First you trim it back; I did this back in August, a time when trimming roses isn't recommended.  If it's not a drastic trim you're okay.  In my situation that simple rose trim inspired the bush to grow even more. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Feeding Emus

Quite often I receive emails asking about emu feed.  It's a great question, when Chaka arrived we had no idea what to feed him.

He was a rescue and the people who helped bring him to our farm generously brought a couple bags of chicken feed to help defer the expense of taking care of him.

It wasn't until the owner showed up that we began to understand why Chaka had no interest in chicken feed.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Vintage Enamel Fall Combination

When I first launched the blog in 2014, I shared my joy for vintage enamelware.  It's that bright pop of white with a rim of color that seems to grab my attention.  No matter what you place in enamel containers it looks great.  Even sitting alone it looks attractive.

Enamelware also takes me back to a time when life was simpler.  When people actually spoke to one another and electronics didn't take over the ability to think for ourselves.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Improve Quail Health

When raising quail became a reality the journey started with a modest group of Coturnix.  The experience was positive and while we enjoyed the eggs, the meat was also tasty.

Recently I decided to get another batch and this time I did something a little different.  Instead of purchasing newly hatched chicks I got some that were 5 weeks old.