So Tacky

This is so tacky, but I just have to share it with you. Meet the newest object of my obsessive love/hate relationships. Tack cloth. Basically, a nasty-sticky cheesecloth or gauze that works miracles and costs less than $1 per cloth. {Before I go any further, I just want to say that I am not endorsing…

The Useless Pantry Cabinet

Look at this lovely reach-in pantry cabinet. Isn’t it lovely? Now look inside. {{Disclaimer: These contents belong to the previous homeowners.}} See, how incredibly useless this lovely cabinet is? I used this picture because it gives a very accurate visual of how narrow the shelves are. This lovely, custom-build cabinet was just useless and taking…

Musing and Visualizing

We have been blessed with some very warm temperatures for the past week. As we had unseasonable freezing temps early in the winter, we seem now to be experiencing unseasonably warm temps. But no complaints here! We have thoroughly enjoyed our winter days in the 50s and 60s. It is about to come to an…

Build A Better Mouse Trap

A long time ago, I had a great outdoor cat named Tickle. He was the best cat. Legendary in our household, well-known and well-loved by all. Being an outdoor cat, he was pretty low maintenance. But being the wonderful cat that he was, he would bring his treasures to me. Headless rats, birds, and rabbits,…

I Can’t Wait Any Longer

Okay, okay. I can’t keep it to myself any longer. We bought Nigerian Dwarf goats! Four actually. We don’t get to bring them home until April. They are both due in March and in April the kids will be weaned onto bottles. We will be bringing home two male kids as well. So, that means…

$11 Window Fix

I’ve been anxious to tell you about this window. It’s been a problem that I’ve struggled with since we bought the house. It’s odd shaped, with odd shaped dimensions, with a semi-circular top that is not a true semi-circle. That doesn’t even describe all the issues with it. The windows open from the center to…

End of the Summer Harvest

This was our first year of ever having a garden. I learned a lot this season about gardening successes and fails. While I was determined and hopeful that I could actually get a fall garden started, getting pregnant at the end of summer kind of changed those plans. I kept putting it off and waiting…

Not My DIY

Several months ago, my sister and I were making plans for an October get together. The plan was for my sister and her husband to come up and visit, and while here, help us disassemble the hot tub. I know what you’re thinking…why would we want to disassemble the hot tub? Oh, let me count…

Life. Ever Changing

Just when you think you get settled into life, something major causes a shift. That’s kinda sorta what happened here. I made an announcement on my social media this week about these changes happening around here. It’ll be interesting to see how it all unfolds. So, come late spring, we will have a little one…

Cold Snap

Zoowiemomma it got cold in a hurry here. We dropped down to the low 40s last night. And we were most unprepared for the temps to drop that quickly. During the day, we were enjoying the cool, crisp autumn breeze. One of our cats managed to get out of the house. He was having so…

The Chicken Farmer

Once there was a little boy who loved his chickens. He would pamper his chickens. And care for their home. He took a lot of pride in how well he cared for his chickens. He can be seen outside near his chickens every day, tending to their every care and need. He carefully gathers their…

Queen Regina

Meet the queen. THE queen. The Queen. Queen Regina. And, just so you know, that would be the Latin pronunciation of Regina, using a hard-g sound in Latin, not the soft-g sound in English.   This was the absolute largest mantis I’ve ever seen before. Hence the reason the boy named her Regina, which means…