Category Archive: DIYet

Challenge Accepted!

I am very happy to report that the raised garden beds planned by our Church congregation’s eagle scout candidate have been constructed and filled. As I noted earlier in the season, community gardens… Continue reading

The Sweetest Day in 2020

Yes, that is correct. It is Cookie Day. Me, my sister Syllie, and our dad got together and made way more cookies than we could ever possibly need. Yes, we are all in… 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

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

How to Pick Up Chicks Part 2- Go Get ’em!

It happened! We have our baby chicks. It took a lot of planning and preparation, but our six baby egg suppliers are growing and chirping in the spare room of the Food It… Continue reading

Gotta Move!

This past weekend certainly felt like spring in central Massachusetts. The yard is free of snow (for now…this is New England after all), so the chickens got a little time to stretch and… Continue reading