Repurposing A Thrift Store Coffee Table into a Bench

Several years ago I purchased a coffee table and two end tables at a thrift store for $75.00 for all three tables. Since then, we’ve moved to our home on the lake and the tables just didn’t ‘work’ here. I’ve had the coffee table at…

Fall Means it’s Time for Dragon Chili

My tried and true recipe for chili. It’s great in a bowl or in a baked potato. (serves approx. 10)  This recipe has been updated (04/07/2019) with a couple of tweaks: a FOURTH meat and a THIRD type of bean: What you need: 1lb Jimmy…

In My Backyard at Toledo Bend Resevoir

We had a huge (dead) pine tree taken down today and spent the afternoon cutting it up, burning, and cleaning the yard up from the bark, limbs and pine cones; just the usual mess involved with felling a tree. While taking a break we noticed…