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.
What is the Best Plastic for a Greenhouse?
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
Soothing Chickweed Salve Recipe
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
How to Make a Predator Proof Chicken Tractor
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
How To: Toxin-Free Raised Bed Liner
Raised garden beds are excellent to grow vegetables in, however, finding inexpensive and toxin-free materials can be a real challenge. I’ve been experimenting with different raised bed materials for years and have finally landed on the perfect combination of durability + low cost + non-toxic materials. In this article, I’ll share with you my easy
DIY Whipped Tallow Balm
Are you looking for an anti-aging solution to your skin care routine? What if I told you that you could have glowing, nourished skin in the middle of winter with simple, local ingredients? Tallow balm has been prized for skincare for centuries because it’s highly compatible with our skin and packed full of anti-aging nutrients.
Lip Balm DIY Recipe
Have you ever noticed that the more you use lip balm, the more “addicted” to it you become? That’s because most lip balms that you buy at the store are LOADED with inflammatory and irritating ingredients. Instead of soothing and healing your lips, they’re just making things worse. In this post, I’ll be discussing these