Hobby Blog

Backyard Garden

Backyard Garden

The weather is finally nice, so we decided to get the garden in before the rain this week. So last weekend, while I cut and seeded the grass, my wife tilled and planted most of the garden. We had some survivors from last year’s crop. Our chives are thriving, asRead more

Homemade Mozzarella

Homemade Mozzarella

A few weeks ago, my wife and I tried our hand at making mozzarella cheese. This kit from Leeners.com cost $25 and will make 6 pounds of cheese: The kit cost over $30 after shipping and handling, and we'll have to buy six gallons of fresh milk. That might soundRead more

Coffee Table

Coffee Table

I’ve been meaning to build a coffee table for years. I wanted it to look like something store-bought, since it was going to be in the middle of our living room. I’ve come close to building it a few times over the past few years, but never could pull theRead more

Building a Garden

Building a Garden

We have a conspicuous concrete slab in the back corner of our lot that was part of some sort of carport at one time. We wanted to put in a raised-bed garden in front of the makeshift patio, but the land isn’t level. We decided we could mimic raised bedsRead more