How to Build a Floating Shelf

At last, a place to fold our laundry (and definitely not pile clothes, or grocery bags, or papers — no). Aaron and I have a few things in common, which generally helps as we navigate life together. But I wish we were more different in one crucial area: organization. That picture up there? The tidy…

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Reviving a Cast Iron Pan

Cast iron has changed life around Windy Corner. And I don’t mean the clawfoot tub that’s waiting to be sandblasted… Our cooking has really leveled up! Even with our electric stove (supposedly the last place a cast iron skillet should be), we are making our best food. And it all started with Feast by Firelight…

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Naming Plants: Binomial Nomenclature

What exactly is the scientific name of a plant? How is it different from the common name, and why does it matter? Catholicism notwithstanding, I am not fluent in Latin. Still, I’m trying to absorb the scientific or botanical names of my plants by either saving the tags or memorizing them…over time. The snail’s pace…

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