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Category Archive: DIYet

January Dreaming

Winter has certainly settled in, and will not be going anywhere soon. The Food It Yourself garden is fast asleep. My raised beds are frozen solid. My pitch fork, shovels, and rakes are… Continue reading

Ears to Small Successes!

This summer has been emotionally draining. Woodchucks ate everything but the tomato plants. Then the cucumbers bounced back but squash beetles caused them to wilt. Then it rained for three weeks strait and… Continue reading

The Stove is Dead, Long Live the Stove

Last Thursday, our stove died. The short version of this unexpected and scary event: the computer board that controls all functions of the stove ceased to function; the top heating element in the… Continue reading

Not So Bad

So we never did catch that woodchuck. Correction- our exterminator caught the mommy wood chuck, but she worked her way out of the trap. However, since she now knows that our yard is… Continue reading

My Cup of Tea

Is it possible to have a crush on a food? If so, I may have developed a crush on rose-scented tea. Just after Christmas a coworker left some in the shared kitchenette at… Continue reading

Rhubarbecue

The Food It Yourself Garden is progressing nicely. The peppers and cherry tomatoes are forming flower buds. The sugar snap peas are climbing their chicken wire trellis. I am starting to see ripe… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- It Takes Pain to be Beautiful

My mom used to tell me “it takes pain to be beautiful.” She would then commence the lengthy process of detangling my thick, wavy hair. This year, getting my garden together was a… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- so far…

Just as predicted by the majority of New Englanders, “springtime” has been bypassed in the north east USA. It is now early summer, even though it is only early May. It happens. We… Continue reading

Just Real Quick…Dinner

Hello fellow DIYeters!¬† Things are happening all at once here in Food It Yourself land. The weather in New England is finally feeling spring-ish, so I am hard at work initiating the Food… Continue reading

Following up

I spent last Thursday and Friday on my Very First Business Trip. I attended a conference related to one of the larger, federally funded, studies we are conducting where I work. One item… Continue reading