We Pied Our Best.

Thanksgiving is just days away, DIYeters. In some families this day is about gratitude and football. In my family it is about gratitude and pie. This year, my sister, Syllie, and I got… Continue reading

You Know How I Roll

Thanksgiving is coming up with lightning speed, my fellow DIYeters in the USofA. Yes, big holidays are busy times. There is nothing wrong with using store-bought items to make your preparations easier. I… Continue reading

In Memoriam In the Garden

It’s been a rough month here in Food It Yourself land. My mother made a shockingly quick slide from living with cancer to receiving a terminal diagnosis to completing her time on this… Continue reading

What Can I Do With a Green Tomato?

Are you ready for the very first Food It Yourself sing-along? I hope so, because here it is! Tune: “What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor”, traditional Want to make your own?… Continue reading

EEE! Better Save It for Later

So there I was, enjoying a delightful September afternoon by relocating more strawberries in the front yard. (See more about my strawberry related ambitions here) The chickens were enjoying a romp around the… Continue reading

A Berry Nice Problem to Have.

Efforts to replace the entire front yard with strawberry plants continue. My berries are ever so happy, and are sending out runners in every direction. As you can see, many of them have… Continue reading

OOPS! That Isn’t a Hen

Remember these sweet little ladies? Sure you do! From left to right, you’re looking at Misty Coopland, Mallory Archer, Ruth Layer Ginsburg, Lucky, Agnes Featherduster Junior (A.J.), and Ellen DeHeneres. Can you believe… Continue reading

A Waffle-ly Good Idea

A few months ago I hit the grocery store jackpot- whole frozen turkey for $0.48/lb. Yes, you read that correctly. Forty-eight cents per pound for a frozen turkey. I picked up a 17… Continue reading

In a Pickle, Again!

Once again I am staring down an August without any zucchini. My plants got nibbled on by something or another and just never quite recovered. (Mr. Food It Yourself is in the process… Continue reading

Gardening with Guarded Optimism

So far so good in the Food It Yourself garden this year. I hesitate to say things are wonderful, because my pride last year at this time was quickly quashed by woodchucks. Yes,… Continue reading