Sherry vs The Back Country

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The BAY WINDOW I told ‘the man’ how big I wanted the window. He cut the hole and we covered it for the winter. We put insulation over the floor area and covered the areas near the open gable ends with plastic since the snow would blow inside somewhat. I was tired of babysitting the [...]
Author: sherry
Posted: February 28, 2014, 6:48 pm
This video is so fun and right down my alley. Since the Hubbard can grow so big you can hardly lift it, this is the absolutely most PERFECT way to split it down to size. >>>    How to cut a Hubbard Squash *   The only problem I had was to find the right window. One without [...]
Author: sherry
Posted: February 26, 2014, 7:47 pm
The laugh is on the Ray Ban scam. One of their spams came through on this site. They said  how totally wonderful a post was…and so very helpful (harhar). They apparently also find their sunglasses to be nearly as wonderful. Any ideas which of the posts was so helpful? The one on Eating Weeds !  I wonder [...]
Author: sherry
Posted: February 22, 2014, 7:26 pm
The landscape is a frozen sheet of white. The wind is biting at my face mercilessly. I can’t help but wonder where the birds are hiding. In my fluffy big parka and layers I can only stand but little of the this icy chill. What does a little Chickadee do to survive? They eat and [...]
Author: sherry
Posted: February 21, 2014, 4:51 am
Happy Valentine’s Day. This is the closest subject as I can think of - that has to do with hearts and such. We eat them. I can barely believe it myself. Heart is worse than a tongue and better by far than liver (in my biased opinion). Hubby likes it stuffed (the good part is the stuffing of [...]
Author: sherry
Posted: February 14, 2014, 10:28 pm
We had a real freak of a storm in January. The power was out, but not that I really cared - in the beginning. My lamps were aglow and the fire was crackling in the wood cook stove. The wind blew so hard I could hear it roaring inside the log walls of our house. Even [...]
Author: sherry
Posted: February 12, 2014, 8:59 pm
WHAT NOT TO DO: Wendy asked if I worried about the trash build-up on the surface of the bed… My answer: It’s in an open area. The flowering plants leave the most behind so I cut off the dead top growth before winter. The fruit tree leaves will hopefully blow away in the wind. Some [...]
Author: sherry
Posted: February 4, 2014, 4:47 am
THE CHIMNEY. This had to be planned from the beginning. Our chimney is high and large. That means a lot of weight that needs to be supported at the ground level. I wanted to have a wood stove downstairs as well as a wood cook stove upstairs so that meant it would need two separate flues [...]
Author: sherry
Posted: January 13, 2014, 4:43 am
Here’s some a brand new idea for Crista who is a devoted wife and mother to a batch of 7 energetic children. I was thinking of her today especially because it’s her birthday. I like to give recipes for birthday gifts – so here’s yours Christa. Have a good one! THE EASIEST WAY to get [...]
Author: sherry
Posted: January 10, 2014, 7:03 pm
THE ROOF! Hubby created what I believe is an original roof system for our house. You may have seen roofing framework being constructed on the ground and then lifted by a crane. Have you ever seen this?  
Author: sherry
Posted: January 5, 2014, 8:18 pm

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