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.
4 tins of chickweed salve on a wooden table with fresh chickweed nearby

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

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A salatin-style chicken tractor set up with removable no-dig skirts that are weighed down with bricks

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

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