Tag Archives: Reuse

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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Art at Rice Creek

Although I didn’t get to the Monarch Festival this past Saturday at Lake Nokomis, I did get to the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts for the Art at Rice Creek event. I wouldn’t have known about it except a friendly … Continue reading

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Potatoes: In-Ground or Espresso?

There are different ways to grow potatoes. Some people do the old-fashioned way of growing them in the ground. Others choose to grow them in bags or containers of various kinds. Typically, I read about plastic bags being used. Although … Continue reading

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Cardboard Mulch

This spring we were pleased to see almost all of the perennials made it through the winter. Some didn’t – one of our risky zone 5 butterfly bushes is no longer with us, even though I mulched it with straw. … Continue reading

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More Pallet Trellis Fun!

We’ve been busy working in the yard. This evening we finished two more trellises made from pallets. The first one (pictured) was made from pallets that matched lengthwise, so I could nail the ends with board. We simply used board … Continue reading

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Creative Arts Building: Crocheted Plastic Bag

How many bags does it take to crochet a bag? I lost count.  I actually did this bag at my Mutti’s request some years ago. She had some plastic County Market bags and wanted a tote to carry things. So, … Continue reading

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