Category: Mi Casa

95 Homesteading Skills – the 2017 edition

Last year I posted this Homesteading Skills list as a way to audit our capabilities as urban homesteaders as well as  and we’ve accomplished a bunch more of them. From getting through our first year as new beekeepers, to making our first batch of farmer cheese, to learning to cut up a pig and cure the meat for bacon, etc.,…

Before & After: Our DIY Eco-Kitchen Remodel

AFTER! Our kitchen is done and functioning like a champ! This last week was a bit of hell on earth as our GC up and left while I’d stepped out to run an errand, claiming later he’d finished the work, when he’d actually totally fucked up the drain/plumbing under the sink, leaving a cracked pipe and a fitting that he…

Week in Pictures

Still making progress on the kitchen remodel. Built the base cabinet frame, set the sink, cut and installed the plywood base for the counter, installed the sustainably sourced doug fir planks for the countertop and applied wood putty to the screw holes and seams so that we can sand and smooth them out tomorrow before putting a final layer of…

Tuesday Get an (Eco) Peek

OK after a few weeks of other things, I’m back to finish this project up! This final week I’m showing you the least visited area of our home – our basement. Not its fault, we just don’t have a lot of reasons to go down there since it’s comprised of the second and third bedrooms (one for the future kiddo(s)…

Tuesday Get an (Eco)Peek

Hola everyone! Well last week I split the subject of food up, with the first part focusing on food and food storage, from canning to what’s in my fridge to the makeshift pantry that once was our linen closet. This week I bring you the second part – the other things that make up our kitchen. So I’ll touch on…

Tuesday Get an (Eco)Peek! (A new series)

Alrighty y’all, for far too long I’ve been ignoring much of the “Eco” in my blog title, and for far too long I’ve had it in the back of my mind to get back to more of the hands-on stuff I used to do on my blog, sharing what I do to live a bit more green, sustainable, simple, eco,…

Before, During & After: Ripiping and Remodeling

Finally, our bathroom remodel is both done and photographically documented! The before-during-after process is below in pictures, and at the end I put a nice little source guide like those cool DIY blogs have if you’re curious about where stuff came from and how eco-friendly it was 🙂 Top 3 lessons learned, you ask? 1) Baby wipes for that 2…