Rotary Phone & Pi

I wanted Max to use our old rotary phone, and with a little downtime during COVID and wanting to learn Python anyway, it was a great project to make the phone work on it’s own and to call another phone. Basically, I’m making my own little phone interchange, with the …

Wild Yeast Starter

Our instructions for how to use and keep a natural yeast starter going! We keep our starter in a bowl and just …

Yogurt

Notes from the trials of making homemade yogurt. Default process: Heat milk to 180 degrees F (denatures proteins) Hold in oven for …

Compost

Often I get asked about composing and how to do it, so this is my method. I learned from my Grandmother on …

Pierogies

From Babcii’s recipe that Mom transcribed. Babcii said this recipe was from Aunt Mary, Dzdadi’s sister. Makes approximately 18 pierogies Dough 2 …

Beeswax Candles

This page has all my notes for making beeswax candles. Sounds like beeswax should use square braided wick. 5/0 wick seems to …

Cider 2019

First Pressing Random apples from some lady who dropped them off. Many were really old, and needed lots of cutting. Probably some …

Burningman Wood Pendant Necklaces

I’ve been making wooden pendant necklaces as gifts almost every year I’ve been to Burning Man- first with our longtime Transit Lounge …

Beeswax wraps

What to do with all the beeswax? After a few years of making candles, we wanted to try new beeswax wraps, but …

Building tube wall

Notes: Plastic types for toys:  http://www.pvcinformation.org/assets/pdf/PlasticSubstitutesPVCtoys_Tickner.pdf Best to worst: 5. Bio-based (cellulose, etc) 4. Polyethylene and Polypropylene 3. PET 2. Polycarbonate, ABS, …