Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

The land gives so freely!

What’s on your {late} summer reading list?

I have my favorite little spot to sit in the living room and I have a stack of wonderful books and magazines piled up all around me.  Any chance I have to sit down, I grab one and start looking for the next fun thing that I want to make, can, dehydrate, freeze…

My interests seem to evolve and change but they also seem to keep moving in the same direction.

Living off the Land!

I can’t get enough…it makes me get all excited!

Yesterday I ordered #3 & #5 crocks for sauerkraut, pickles, etc…

the laundry and housework has been very patient…so has Mr. T!

Look what I drug home over the weekend {along with a whole lot of other things}.  Oh, I’m so excited…it’s just so beautiful!

really, I promise…it is! 

A number was randomly chosen and we have a winner for my birthday give-a-way….Rosie!

Rosie is a local gal so I can’t wait to have this grand excuse to get together for coffee, tea, food…good conversation!  🙂

Oh, the comments that were left on this post…all of them made me smile…most of them made me cry just a little!  Thanks for sharing from your hearts, ladies!

August 31, 2011 - Posted by | garden, healthy living, home life, in the kitchen, sustainable living


  1. Elaine – is this a chicken coop? YOU my dear are SUCH an inspiration!!! Thank you!

    Comment by Elizabeth Colvin | August 31, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks Elizabeth! :0) They are a set of old, galvanized nesting boxes for the chicken coop. I think that it will fit perfect but I’ll have to wait a bit to give it a try. too fun!

      Comment by Elaine | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  2. Always love to look at your pictures. ohhhhhhhhhhhh life is good.

    Comment by PAT | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  3. Ahhhhhh! Living off the Land! You are a kindred spirit!
    Milking goats, making soap & cheese. Canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating!!! Have you seen the Readers Digest Book of Herbs? It’s wonderful!!! It’s been a great gardening summer!

    Comment by Ronnie | August 31, 2011 | Reply

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