DIY Blog Posts
Between my vision & Ryan's engineer background, we truly are the "dream team" when it comes to DIY. There really isn't anything that we can't build together. You'll find everything here from predator proofing a chicken tractor, how to build a toxin-free raised bed and more!
DIY doesn't stop at building things, though. There are many household projects that you can make yourself! Follow along to learn how to make your own chapstick and tallow balm.
My whipped tallow balm recipe is a staple on our homestead and I know you’ll LOVE it, too! It’s inexpensive, easy to make, toxin-free (unlike most lotions at the store), and can be whipped up using local ingredients. Wahoo! Tallow balm has been prized for skincare for centuries because it’s highly compatible with our skin
Ready to make your own DIY lip balm and toss the inflammatory store-bought stuff away? Heck yes! I’m sure you’ve noticed that the more you use store-bought lip balm, the more “addicted” to it you become. Yikes! That’s because most lip balms that you buy at the store are LOADED with inflammatory and irritating ingredients.
A homemade drawing salve is a perfect addition to your home apothecary or emergency kit. Insects bites, and injuries are a part of outdoor living, but they don’t have to ruin your day! Don’t miss this one! My homemade salve recipe contains potent ingredients that will help draw out toxins or foreign objects to get
You have your greenhouse structure picked out, but wait… what’s the best plastic for a greenhouse? Polyethylene or polycarbonate? 6 mil or 10 mil? Clear or opaque? There are SO many options out there and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I’m here to help! While I’m not a big fan of plastic in general, it
This soothing chickweed salve recipe is an absolute staple on our homestead. Insect bites, rashes, cuts and burns are common occurrences around here and my chickweed salve always saves the day! The best thing about using chickweed is that it’s a common “weed” that grows just about everywhere. You likely have some growing in your
Providing a predator proof chicken tractor is essential when raising pasture-raised broilers. They are slow, not very smart and a tasty treat to just about any predator out there. The challenge with pastured poultry operations is that the typical chicken tractor designs tend to be weak and lightweight because they need to move to fresh