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Friday, July 08, 2022

RABBITS??? now what?? Low Cost Ideas for Economical Rabbit Meat or Pets


Well, I know that this blog is supposed to be about modding a travel trailer and traveling (note the use of the word travel) Unfortunately, we have been stuck in one place for two years because of the insanity. So, anyway, we've been living on my sister's property and I decided to get some rabbits. You know, for when they manage to burn down ALL the food processing plants. 

We meant to get 3 rabbits, and ended up buying out a guy that had 10 rabbits (2 preggers) and a bunch of haphazard cages.  A total of 26 rabbits at one point.

Having rabbits is wonderful! They are true stress relievers. There are many days I come out to feed them and end up spending practically the whole day out here. 

I have come up with ways to make cages and equipment using recycled and/or free items that you may be interested in. Maybe you might like rabbits :)

If you have any ideas you think I can use - please let me know!

Thursday, May 05, 2022

SIMPLE & EASY SOURDOUGH non-anal way to do sourdough starter & breads - How to adapt recipes

 So, someone gave you some sourdough starter. Now what?? 

The internet is full of recipes from crazy people who have a hygrometer to measure the humidity in their starter & their dough, who insist on weighing the flour and water, not using measuring cups. Just remember sourdough is over 3,000 years old and the Egyptians didn't have digital scales. The covered wagons going across the prairie didn't have hygrometers ...  (read more)

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Kefir - It's a Thing! An easy thing! Super Easy Method For Making Kefir - Even Double Fermented Kefir - Work Less Than 5 Minutes

Simplest explanation of how to make kefir I've ever seen!! Clear, simple, quick & easy!

I just sent kefir grains out to some friends. I thought I'd make it easier for them to find the info on what to do with them as well as upload a video of the procedure that I use to make REALLY yummy kefir - it takes less than 5 minutes a day.

Backstory - A number of years ago, I was in such pain - everything hurt, my muscles felt like someone had beaten me, I had heartburn so bad I ended up in the emergency room, and I was beginning to think I had fibromyalgia.

Simplest explanation of how to make kefir I've ever seen!! Clear, simple, quick & easy!Simplest explanation of how to make kefir I've ever seen!! Clear, simple, quick & easy!

I went to a gastroenterologist who, after a complete g.i. laparoscopy handed me pink pills and told me to take them the rest of my life. Um - NO! I don't believe in treating symptoms. I was determined to find the problem. Turns out, after much sleuthing and diet research, I am sensitive to gluten!

After a few years on a gluten-free diet, I ran across an article that said that sourdough bread was basically gluten-free. So, I learned sourdough. I make everything out of fully fermented sourdough now. I am going to be posting some directions so you can make everything from breads, English muffins, cookies, even banana bread from fully fermented flour. 

Simplest explanation of how to make kefir I've ever seen!! Clear, simple, quick & easy!

That started me on my fermenting journey. I recently discovered kefir. It's amazingly pro-biotic and so easy to make - easier than yogurt and it tastes better. Read on to see how little work it is to make your own kefir. (Enjoyed this post? Never miss out on future posts - Click here to get the posts by email)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Beautiful, EASY Skylight Light-Blocking Shade for UNDER $10

We have a wonderful skylight in our camper. I love it, except in the morning when it's like a prison searchlight hitting my eyes! It came with a 'light diffusing' shade installed, which basically means it does NOTHING to block the light.

I looked into buying a shade for it - very expensive! So, I've been stuffing a piece of reflectix in it at night. It looks tacky, I may live in a travel trailer, but I have my standards! It also ends up laying around and getting in the way all day, until of course, I need to put it back up and then it can't be found.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Don't Paint Your RV Cabinets! Easy Cabinet Remodel - No Prep! Won't Scratch Off!

Don't Paint Your RV Cabinets - Do this instead! Genius Idea from Wacky Pup!

When we went full-time, we bought a new 2019 Grand Design 19RLE. I love the floorplan, but the cabinetry is all DARK, I mean really DARK - Just about black. And there's a lot of it. And it's depressing, especially since we can't travel right now.

Don't Paint Your RV Cabinets - Do this instead! Genius Idea from Wacky Pup!

So, I thought about painting it. But, here's the deal - you may already know that your entire RV is coated with plastic! Like contact paper adhesive vinyl. Probably a little thicker, but maybe not. Plastic is practically impossible to paint successfully. If you sand it, you risk making scuffy places that will show through the paint. And the paint's not going to stick much better anyway, because --- it's PLASTIC.

My wonderful husband came up with a great idea!!! Read on to see how I completely redid my upper cabinets with extremely minimal prep - and it won't scratch off, or peel!!! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Knit Your Own Cargo Net in Any Color You Want!! Bonus Fruit Sling!

Hubs and I toured a highly overpriced Basecamp trailer by Airstream. I sure wish I could get in on the marketing that has made them such a status symbol. But I digress (and if I'm upsetting any airstream owners, I doubt it, since they don't read my blog AND their Basecamp is already equipped  with expensive cargo nets ALL OVER THE PLACE)

Which is exactly what made me think I should incorporate some cargo nets into my travel trailer! I mean, who doesn't want to model their RV around Airstream? They may be overpriced, but they are beautiful.

So, as a joke, I hung a cargo net over my side of the bed which happens to be under a bunk.

Turns out cargo nets are really helpful! So, not so much of a joke!

I started looking for an attractive cargo net. Guess what, they come in black ... and black ... and oh yes, black!

So I designed a REALLY easy knitting pattern to make my own cargo net. How easy, you ask? Well, if you can knit, you can make a cargo net. You don't even have to purl unless you want to.


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