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How to build a dumb duck water dish

Getting creative with dumb ducks and drinking water in winter

Having a small backyard flock of ducks in winter can be a pain in the quacker. I have Muscovy ducks and even though they don’t spend the majority of their time enjoying water like other breeds they still jump in a tub of water and get cleaned up. My biggest problem was all my Muscovy ducks failed obedience training, they refused to adhere to the rules about bath time in the winter, which were few and simple. Continue reading How to build a dumb duck water dish


Diningroom Table Masterpiece

Christmas 2014, I received a gorgeous and expensive dining room table. I use a lot of imagination and temporary props in my life while waiting for something free, affordable or until I design and make one myself. This pedestal table below on the left is a table top from a nice round living room table I had but found to be awkward. I took it off the base and stuck it on a corner cupboard that I had not yet installed in the kitchen. I really liked the style and coziness that a round table offers, it was perfect unless you leaned on the edge.


When I received my new table and chairs this past Christmas from one of my sisters it stunned my senses, I knew I was getting a table but didn’t know how beautiful it would be.

It was perfectly gorgeous and came with two leaf ends. The only problem was an artistic piece of wood underneath that prevented more than 1 chair to be tucked snugly out of the way. I knew I had to change this so I pondered my dilemma. Continue reading Diningroom Table Masterpiece

Trade good enough for spectacular in your front yard.

 Re-designing my front yard consumed the better part of spring/summer 2012. I had a decent front yard at first.

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until the day I decided to separate my dogs from each other. My smaller terrier Shadow was getting too roughed up in battles with Trooper my new Rottweiler. Trooper wasn’t aggresive but Shadow was bent on proving he was pack leader and would continually start a scrap…he never won and would end up beat up so I put up a fence in my front yard and settled him into his new home.

  When we bought our home the front was a hodgepodge of dirt and scrappy plants so we added grass and I put in a pond. Shadow was just a small dog, how much damage could he really do other than wear a strip along the fence yapping at people as they walked by. Continue reading Trade good enough for spectacular in your front yard.