I have a big yard. So big, in fact, that after 15 years living here I am still finding fruit trees lurking in the underbrush. Up in the area we call “the meadow” there are a handful of really old pear trees. We get small pears every other year or so, but the fruit disappears [...]
canning tomatoes, a photo by lauralemay on Flickr. Putting tomatoes into jars. Lots of tomatoes. Lots of jars.
I used to count the feet. At sundown all the chickens march into the chicken coop and hop onto the roost to put themselves to bed. I go out a little bit later with a flashlight to close the door of the chicken coop so that nothing would get at them at night. Every night [...]
(Part One, Part Two, Part Three) So you’re probably thinking, “Hey Laura, it’s been a really super long time since you wrote about that shed/chicken coop of yours. Surely you’ve made some progress that you could write about. Surely the shed isn’t just sitting there in your yard, incomplete, in the rain, taunting you with [...]
(Part One, Part Two) A number of years back the roller on a drawer broke in our old refrigerator. This wasn’t that big a deal; the fridge still worked, but it was kind of a pain that the drawer didn’t open easily. But since the fridge was old, and cranky, and used a lot of [...]