It's a WovenSunshine Kinda Place

Small Space Gardening – Success

I've been the care taker of this little property in Curtis Park for almost 12 years. It's an old house and I'm still attempting to figure it all out - how to manage owning an old house, prioritizing what the... Continue Reading →

Gift Idea: Plant a Garden (Updated w/pics)

Over Memorial Day¬†weekend, I planted a garden for two friends. They'd helped me with Sky's surgeries and Bee'd just celebrated her 50th birthday in April. With a five-year old,¬†they don't have a lot of free time. I'd asked Bee during... Continue Reading →

Ten Months of Healing

During a camping trip last August, I realized Sky was injured. She'd been moving a bit slowly before the trip, whimpering after a hard romp at the park, but I thought it was arthritis given her age (nearly 8 at... Continue Reading →

Yeah, that wasn’t crazy, or anything

Since I've owned Wildlands (2004), I've been working to improve the yard's soil composition. The first year, I was frustrated when I hit hardpan clay at 2 inches in most places and 4 inches in a few places. The first... Continue Reading →

Wildlands’ Aged & Boozy Eggnog

Four years ago, a friend and I followed this recipe for aged eggnog. We made our batch at Thanksgiving. On Christmas night, we served it to friends and loved ones who commented that it was 'good but too boozy.' The... Continue Reading →

Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes

I've been experimenting with GF baking for a few years now. I tend to lean towards almond flour as a base with other GF flours mixed in. I've found mixing the different flours produces a better texture. However, I've made... Continue Reading →

Wildlands’ “Ouch Ointment” – Homemade Salve for burns, cuts, and scrapes

For Christmas gifts this year, I made a suite of homemade body products. I'll be blogging about some of them in the near future, but the one I'd love to share first is my homemade "ouch ointment." I researched recipes... Continue Reading →

Latest Wildlands Rehab Project

A few years ago a friend gifted me this lovely old dresser. His wife had stripped it of its many layers of paint, but then had lost interest in the project. It had all of its original steel casters and... Continue Reading →

EASY DIY solar dehydrator

Last night, I harvested the 'tamed' wild grapes from the front fence and netted over 10 gallons of grapes. I noticed some grapes had dried on the vine. I tasted a few and was happily surprised to find they have... Continue Reading →

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