September 16, 2013 by magpiemenina
Yesterday’s Sunday Fun-Day was fun, but less crafty than usual. Katie and I worked on some projects that have been hanging over our heads for a while.
In this post, you will find: spray-painted dining chairs, a cheap DIY nesting box suite for chickens, and an easy slow-cooker rabbit stew recipe.
Spray-Painted Dining Chairs.
Katie has an older set of dining chairs, similar to ones that I am sure many of you have seen before, either in your home or someone else’s.
These chairs absolutely do not match Katie’s awesome style at all. (She already redid the table, and, when the chairs are done, I’ll try to remember to add a picture of her whole dining set, because it looks really, really good.) She sanded the chairs and sprayed them first with Krylon gray spray paint and then with Krylon matte black spray paint. It was, unfortunately, one of those day where you run out of everything you need, go to three different stores to find the right product, and then you find out everything you need is out of stock. Thus, the chairs aren’t yet done.
Cheap DIY Nesting Box Suite.
I made a cheap and easy suite of nesting boxes for the chickens. (If you are going to say that those should have already been in there, you are totally correct. Better late than never, though, right?)
From one baby changing table scrounged out of someone’s trash, six five-gallon buckets, eighteen screws, and six yard-sticks (actually four and a random piece of wood lying around, but if you’re making one, you’ll need six yard-sticks), I give you:
The nesting box suite was made for less than twenty dollars.
Of course, this lady beat me to it:
Slow Cooker Rabbit Stew Recipe.
We also made some slow cooker rabbit stew from:
1 rabbit (cut up and cubed), 1 pint of home-canned potatoes (cubed), 1 pint of home-canned carrots (sliced), 1/2 cup of bulgur wheat, 1 home-dried chili pepper (sliced), 1 can of water chestnuts, 1 can of sliced mushrooms, and 1 cup of peas, with dill, 2 heaping tablespoons of minced garlic, 4 chives (chopped), salt, and pepper to taste.
Put the rabbit meat, water chestnuts, and bulgur in on high for approximately four hours (make sure it boils for a while). Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for another half an hour to an hour. Yum!
(If you have a texture issue, don’t put in the water chestnuts, because they are remain crunchy while everything else is soft. If you don’t like spicy food, don’t put the pepper in, because it makes the stew quite spicy.)