Category Archives: Home Improvement

Podunk’s Garden Yoda

Now that the Cold Muthas hockey season has come to a close, and I’m in between training rides with my Lost Riders mountain bike team, I’m doing something truly brutal. Gardening. The mental and physical anguish of garden work has always put me over the edge. So this year I’m carefully following the every move […]
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Sponsorship — What Not To Do

Podunk is pretty lean on post-Thanksgiving shopping sprees. We are legitimately 150 miles away from the nearest mall, and thanks be to God, the nearest Walmart. Instead, we have Alco, a Texas-based down-home department store that pops up in places like Podunk and Hettinger, North Dakota. But now I feel like Alco is judging me […]
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Trash Day Dawneth

For the duration of our relationship (not including grade school), the Iron Chef’s employment has required him to travel or otherwise be away from home for weeks at a time. As a result, I’m no MacGyver, but I’m reasonably handy. There are only a few household tasks that I routinely suck at, and they are, […]
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Virtual Labor Day

Our family Labor Day tradition is to go to the highly urbanized mecca of Missoula, watch a little minor league baseball, and then go to the massive and sprawling Farmers Market on Saturday. By Saturday afternoon, we return to Podunk with some kind of produce that requires us to open a home canning sweat shop […]
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