Category Archives: Reuse Item Ideas

What’s New in June

on June 8th we reached our first pound for the season. It has been a mix of strawberries (regular and alpine), green onions, garlic scapes, variety lettuce, and catnip. And we’ve enjoyed seeing a few roses along the way. I … Continue reading

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PT at the Homestead

PT is for physical therapy. We finally learned in the last month that Mutti’s symptoms were from a fractured pelvis. Her orthopedic doctor was clearly out of touch with how much pain she was in during the office visit, so instead of her … Continue reading

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Springing Into Yard Chores

With the warm weather we’ve been doing some yard chores. This includes taking down Christmas lights outside, trimming the perennials, and inspecting the crocuses. That last one isn’t a chore, but it gets us outside to do the other work. … Continue reading

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Turn On Your Plant Light, Let It Shine Wherever You Go…

We were hoping to replace our previous method of grouping floor lamps around a card table near a window for indoor seed starting, and we found our answer at the thrift store. We picked up a used changing table very … Continue reading

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Firewood Basket Project

This year we knew we wanted to have a fire going in the new stove for Christmas Eve, but we wanted a firewood holder (with sides) that was less expensive than the ones I priced that were metal. I would … Continue reading

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Dried Flower Decor and a Christmas Reflection

Yes, those are dried flowers on a small Christmas tree. We used natural dried tickseed, statice, SilverFeather grass, yarrow, and Autumn Joy that were collected in the fall. Even though the colors had faded, we still enjoy them. There are … Continue reading

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Fall Yard Pics and Thanksgiving

The garlic, butterfly bush and perennial mum have been put to bed, and tucked in with some straw mulch. Here are a few shots in the yard before the first snow fell yesterday. We have some Silver Feather grass along … Continue reading

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