crafting

My backyard bees are in this tiny house

I thought I’d share the view from my dining room window — bird at the feeder, bird bath sitting nicely, and the observation hive situated just so. I feel satisfied when I look out there. I have two shallow and two deep frames in the hive. I can see the comb on…

Filling the backyard without beehives

When I stand at the kitchen sink and look out my window, I feel lonely because there are no full hives in my backyard. I thought I’d fill it with something else tall, like these posts from the pile of scrapped treehouse members against our fence. I thought I might want to…

Our DIY graduation party elements

I added a few handmade touches to my older son’s graduation party and thought I’d discuss them. {Because I’m reading Michael Pollan’s Cooked, I am considering an uptick in the food quality around here. For example, instead of buying from a grocer, I might purchase direct from the farmer or…