Dee Dee, a needle felted chicken effigy

Needle Felting a Chicken: The Dee Dee Effigy

When I was student teaching, preparing to become an art teacher, my lead teacher was showing me her abundance of crazy art supplies. She was haphazardly pulling out boxes and bags, excitedly peering into each one and imagining what her students could do with the contents. She climbed on top…

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Did you know making maple syrup is possible in urban areas? We tap the maple trees in our backyard every year and use a turkey fryer to boil the sap. Find out how here!

Dreaming of Springtime and Maple Syrup

Looking outside, into the wintery landscape, filled to the brim with snow and cold, it’s easy to slip into daydreams about springtime. These days, I oftentimes find myself scanning Pinterest for garden designs, and lost in thought over tiny chicks beginning their lives under their fluffy mommas. Most of all, I’m…

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How to Make Butter

How to Make Butter: A Visual Guide

The very first time I made butter I searched through seemingly endless websites and blogs that all droned on about the butter making process. Why? I wondered… why doesn’t someone make an easy to read, simple guide on butter making? After all, making butter is one of the simplest things in…

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