DIY and MYO


Building the Chicken Coop Building the Chicken Coop - The basic design for our chicken coop was a 3’x4′ square.  3′ tall with a simple slanted roof. It is to house chickens so it is not necessary to go overboard, and I am very… More
Building the Chicken Run Building The Chicken Run - After building the chicken coop for our new chicks, we turned our attention to the chicken run.  We wanted to give our chickens as much room to roam in complete safety as possible without spending a… More
Caging the Apple Trees for Deer Protection - Saturday we went out to the land to try get some work down. We have so many plans for it, but honestly time, money, and circumstances have made things move slower than we had hoped. I… More
Building-The-Chicken-Coop-With-Pallets DIY Chicken Coop from Pallets - DIY: How to build a bigger chicken coop still keeping it simple using pallets.
Eggs-For-Sale-Sign-From-Reclaimed-Wood DIY Eggs for Sale Sign from Reclaimed Wood - Last month I decided to make some pallet signs to hang on our mailbox at the end of the driveway. I love pallet signs and I am constantly drawn to them in craft fairs, pinterest,… More
DIY FIFO Can Rack DIY FIFO Can Rack - The can rack in use. This DIY FIFO can rack can save valuable shelf space.  It only uses up 2 square feet of floor space and holds up to 120 cans.  The concept is simple. … More
DIY Wallflower Scented Plugin Refills - Many weeks ago I came across a pin on Pinterest for DIY Wallflower Scented Plugin Refills. DIY Wallflower Scented Plugin Refills Using Essential Oil (Photo Credit: Pinterest) As with other nifty pins that I find I pinned… More
Painting Tip DIY: Bathroom Redo and Painting Tip - All of our main bathroom fixtures were a horrible powder blue. Yes, that’s right powder blue! I have hated it from day one for the last 14 years. Let me tell you, all blue toilet, sink, and… More
Building a Chicken Run DIY: Building a Bigger Better Chicken Run - We are just weeks (maybe a month) away from our move to our “new to us” farmhouse. We have been quite busy and we have failed miserably at keeping the progress updates flowing. We took a… More
DIY Cheap and Easy Herb Drying Rack DIY: Inexpensive Easy Drying Rack - Not long ago, my better half decided that we needed a drying rack when she was inspired by Magnolia Holler’s Herb Drying Rack.  It would come in handy for drying our garlic and our winter… More
Make Your Own Pine Floor Cleaner DIY: Pine Floor Cleaner Recipe - Here is a simple easy recipe to make your own natural, non-toxic pine floor cleaner with just a few basic ingredients and essential oils.
Grapevine Trellis Garden Fence/Grapevine Trellis - Being on only one acre of land, we are always looking for ways to maximize the usage of our space.  As we were needing a new fence around our expanded garden, we had a revelation that… More
Building a compost bin How Not to Build a Compost Bin - A compost bin is a wonderful idea. Taking things you do not have any use for and turning it into valuable fertilizer for the garden is a perfect win-win situation. Using grass clippings, fallen leaves,… More
how-to-hem-pants-by-hand How to Hem Pants By Hand - About the only sewing I do these days is mending, but I actually do know how to sew. I made several of my maternity clothes with my first child and many a Halloween costume when… More
How to Make an Egg Gathering Apron from a Pillowcase How to Make an Egg Gathering Apron from a Pillowcase - Tutorial on how to make a gathering apron from a pillowcase to carry all of those farm fresh eggs!
How to Tan a Deer Hide - Step by step process of learning to tan a deer hide.
Creating New Pepper and Tomato Bed New Pepper and Tomato Beds - As we continue to add things we want to grow, and wanting more of the things we already grow in our garden, space is becoming a big issue.  We fenced off a corner of the… More
Office Fireplace Before and After Our 1940 Farmhouse – "Sitting Room" (Office) - Our next big priority was to get the room we planned to use as our office ready.  This room was originally setup like a bedroom when we viewed the house, but it doesn’t function well… More
1940 Farmhouse Bedroom Before and After Our 1940 Farmhouse – Bedroom 1 - It’ll be two weeks tomorrow that we closed on our new home. We have been busy non-stop ever since! There is a long list of things that must be done when buying any new home… More
Upstairs Game Room Redo Before and After Our 1940 Farmhouse – Game Room Makeover - We have officially been living in our new home for a week now. There are a few random things we still have to move, but we have everything we need moved and most of it… More
1940 Farmhouse Bedroom Before and After Our 1940 Farmhouse – Upstairs Bedroom Makeover - The upstairs of our 1940’s farmhouse has not seen many (if any) updates to it. The upstairs has three small bedrooms. Two bedrooms are rectangular and have closets that are built into the attic space.… More
Antique Bedroom Furniture Sleigh Bed Our 1940 Farmhouse – Upstairs Guest Bedroom Makeover - We have been living in our new home for three months. We have been super busy with all of our projects and moving.  We left the last upstairs bedroom untouched for sometime as it was… More
Pantry Shelves - When it comes to being prepared in the case of a disaster, storage space plays a key role. We have always been aware of our limited storage space, but when we began disaster prepping this… More
Rustic Chicken Coop Built with Scrap Tongue and Groove and Old Tin for the Roof Save Money Building a Chicken Coop - A well-built chicken coop can wreck your chicken budget. It's not easy, but I am going to cover a few ways I have found to save a little bit of money on my chicken coops.
Simple Door Reinforcement - Here is a very simple, and cheap home security improvement that anyone can do in just a few minutes. The plates in your door right now probably have 3/4″ or 1″ screws holding them in… More
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