I am on Etsy!

New shop on etsy! This is a new adventure for my sign business. Please tell your friends! AutumnsPrimitiveArt

Catching the mice

Rural life has mice…there is no way around it. I thankfully haven’t seen any mice in our home but last night at 3am, I heard one scratching around in the walls. No doubt the creature wants to make my home his…or worse…hers so she can have baby mice! Eek. So…I am building a quick trap…

Freezing basil 

This year my garden once again went wild. This year on basil. We decided that we would dedicate a day to harvesting 2/3 of the plant so it continues to produce but get rid of the tops that were bolting. We do let part of the basil plants bolt so we can have basil seed…

Face painting

Kids love to get their faces painted! Here are some ideas for creating some cute characters! I am painting all the time so each of my pages change when I add more. Check back often! Tiger- Zebra- Simple crown- Fox- Artic cat- Parrot- Wild cat- Black and white cat- Jaguar pants match-

Seedless Blackberry Jam

Calving season is finally over! I once again have time to relax, blog, and create new projects! Each June and July we forage for blackberries on our property. We have several wild thickets that producd some amazing produce. We collected our baskets and hit the trails. This year in southeastern Oklahoma the conditions were righy…

Staining furniture

​ I’ve had this piece of furniture since my ex boyfriend’s lady friend gave it to me to keep my stereo on top of it. They had laid a piece of drywall as a top. My son painted the top and in the move to Oklahoma I threw it out (it was leaving drywall wherever…

Jewery Display

​ During the move I had just thrown all my jewelry into a basket and that is where it remained, tangling up and collecting dust. After the third time knocking it over, I decided that I needed a better solution to my jewelry.  I have had these frames since the move, begging me to use…

Stretching fencewire

​ Every once in a while you need to stretch a fence. In our case it’s when we have cantankerous ‘hooker’ cows (Where they place one of their horns in the wire and just flip it up and walk on through between) You need to stretch a fence and place stays in. Here I have…

Taking out a placenta

We had a heifer give birth this year to a beautiful baby. The birth was unassisted yet her placenta was hanging out of her. In most instances the placenta will fall out. After day three she started to appear tired so I knew she needed it out of her. She was in with two other…

Books for Boswell

​Boswell Elementary School is in desperate need of library books. We are the second poorest county in Oklahoma with 84% of our students falling under free or reduced lunches. We desperately need AR books! (www.arbookfinder.com) If you would like to donate please send your gently used or new books to Mr. Grimes in the high…

Remodel with pallets

Our guest bedroom remodel with pallets. Guest bedroom when we moved in!  The paint was peeling an the worst eyesore! Red and black!  We used Kilz paint and after a bunch of sanding we had a beautiful dark green color.  I ripped out the carpet which was covered in glue and glitter. I was amazed…