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Team Build: Modern-Industrial Work Tables (For Our Actual Work)

DIY Diva - You might have been wondering if I do anything other than talking about all kinds of philosophical and intense shit these days, which… fair. The good news is that I do, in fact, still build stuff. Like these, for example: So, here’s a weird thing. During the week most of my daylight hours are not spent spend tearing things apart in ...

 

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Dec 12, 2015 1:41pm

Hoarfrost

DIY Diva - Yeah, it sounds like something from Lord of the Rings (and, frankly, it’s been feeling pretty Middle-Earth-ish around here for the last week, so that’s fitting) but it’s actually real weather phenomena where the fog and the frost make my back-yard look like this… It’s eerily still and beautiful. Nothing feels quite...

 

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Dec 06, 2015 11:30pm

Wherein I Didn’t Lose Inches and Gained Perspective

DIY Diva - This post started off as a Facebook update… At first I was going to make a quick comment about something that happened to me at the gym today, and then I added a little commenary, and then it got longer and longer, and I realized maybe I had something to say that was more than a Facebook status update. Now, the orderly part of me (and, let&r...

 

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Dec 04, 2015 1:05am

The Gradual Shifting of Everything

DIY Diva - Just before I started this post I sat down at my workbench in my office (odd in-and-of-itself because I haven’t spent more than fifteen consecutive minutes in this room since some time in March), I opened my computer (which earlier today I spent a good nine hours on, trying to dig myself out of an over-full inbox), and then I rolled my should...

 

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Nov 25, 2015 12:01am

Oh, Snow!

DIY Diva - Have I mentioned that it has been unseasonably warm around here recently? Like, last weekend I checked one of the big items off my “winter farm prep” list and got a truckload of hay from a local farmer… which I loaded and unloaded in a T-shirt. Right? That’s last weekend. And then Saturday I woke up, walked outside, and&he...

 

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Nov 22, 2015 10:29pm

End of the Garden 2015

DIY Diva - Intellectually I understand that the end of the growing season is just a part of the natural cycle of things around here. I lived in both Hawai’i and Florida for several years when I was younger, and the lack of seasons was… disconcerting. (Okay, honestly, it might have made me a little crazy(ier).) So I actually really appreciate all ...

 

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Nov 18, 2015 11:24pm

Adventures in Beekeeping: Prepping for Winter

DIY Diva - It’s likely that this will be my last beekeeping post of the year, and can I just say… right after randomly adopting some donkeys, and then getting chickens, having bees on the farm was one of my best ideas yet. (Yes, even when I got stung in the jugular the first day I brought them home.) I’m still an incredibly novice beeke...

 

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Nov 11, 2015 10:29pm

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