Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We got a BIG turkey.


We've been enjoying our meat share from Chestnut Farms and leaped at the chance to get one of their heirloom turkeys. As we will have many Thanksgiving celebrations that are NOT at our house, we just got turkey. A LOT of turkey.

There is a GALLON jug of maple syrup for size reference. :) Tonight we will cut and freeze this baby in piece and I expect it to meet our turkey needs for quite some time.

In other news, we've been busy Building an amazing cabinet (and been busy priming and painting it since) keeping up with schoolwork (as best we can) and getting ready for the upcoming festivities.

I'm looking forward to catching up with you all the next time I have a moment to breathe.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Fun with Coping Saws :D


 There's a lot to be said for coping saws. :) They have been a favorite of mine for ages because of their versatility and lightness.

From trimming dowels for mitten holders, to cutting notches and shaping boards, here are a few of the projects I've done in the past six months using only a coping saw and some wood glue. 


Monday, November 8, 2010

Our own Pot of Gold


It has been almost two years since we bought our home. It has been such a pleasure to turn it into our own oasis, our own refuge. We truly have found our own pot of gold.

There are many exciting things in the works and even more in the plan - built in cabinets, storage benches, reworking cupboards, adding shelves and cubbies, and so much more! 

It is so satisfying to put our hands to work making the best use of this space and daydreaming of how our family will put it to use someday.