We love erasers. Perhaps it’s because we have discovered that erasers are for more than just erasing. They are also great for bringing out highlights and toning down excessively dark areas in drawings. Different erasers are good for different jobs. Over time, we have come to the conclusion that, well, you just can’t have tooContinue reading “Erasers”
Charcoal is a wonderful way to make lifelike sketches of the world around you. Particularly if you enjoy drawing animals, this medium can deliver a boldness and realism like no other.
Looking for a fun kitchen gift? Perhaps someone in your family would love to make their own popcorn. Here’s a simple way to do it on the stovetop: the Whirley-Pop. The Whirley-Pop is quick and simple. Add oil and popcorn kernels to the pot, snap on the lid, and turn the handle to keep theContinue reading “Whirley-Pop”
If you are buying acoustic guitar strings for the first time, you will soon realize that you have a bewildering array of options. Different brands, different materials, different gauges…how do you decide? To make your life a little easier, let’s take a look at the topic of string gauges. Most manufacturers offer three basic gauges:Continue reading “Choosing String Gauges for Acoustic Guitar”
Well, it’s time for us to take a break and enjoy the Christmas season. It is hard to believe that another year has already gone by, isn’t it? We’re looking forward to bringing you another year of fun and useful tips, information, and resources. We’ll post one more quote tomorrow, and then we plan toContinue reading “Merry Christmas 2014”
All animal owners should keep something on hand to treat wounds. After some experimentation, we have settled on two favorites. The first remedy is an aerosol spray that comes in a couple of varieties. Wound-Kote by Farnam and Blu-Kote by Dr. Naylor both seem to work equally well. This is a purple spray typically soldContinue reading “Recommended Remedies”
Now that you have decided to keep a farm journal, you will need to decide what to keep it in. What tool should you use to record the things that you have learned? First off, there is no one right answer to this question. We are all different, so it stands to reason that weContinue reading “The Farm Journal: What”
Experts usually agree that soaker hoses can reduce the amount of water wasted in the garden. The question is, are they worth your money? The answer will vary.