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Videos from GRIT

We at GRIT are proud to share our list of instructional and informational videos featuring members of our staff. Each video is a glimpse into a project we love or an issue we care about. Check out the videos below, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment. Our video collection is expanding, so check back often for new releases!

Tough GRIT

Tough GRIT is a 30-minute television show produced by GRIT magazine and Tractor Supply Company. It combines expert information with humor to help viewers complete common rural-based DIY projects correctly and safely. To demonstrate the projects, contestants from Team GRIT and Team Tractor Supply compete in hands-on challenges to win up to $1,000 in Tractor Supply gift cards.

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We're excited to present our complete collection of full episodes and hints from Hank Will, GRIT's editor in chief. Visit our Tough GRIT full-episodes page for access to each episode.

Live Animal Cams

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Chick Cam
Goat cam still
Goat Cam
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Bee Cam

Rural American Know-How

Permaculture video still Soil conservation video still
Mowing video still
Make Tough Jobs Easy: Permaculture  Make Tough Jobs Easy: Water and Soil Conservation  Make Tough Jobs Easy: Effective Mowing 
Utilizing the outskirts of your property to develop permaculture is a simple strategy that may lead to more diverse harvests and a richer wildlife habitat.  Learning how to control water on your farm will aid in soil conservation, helping you preserve two of the most valuable resources on your property.  Just a few effective mowing tips can help you grow a lawn that won’t break your back, your wallet or the environment. 
Manage land with prairie ecosystems
Garden Prep
Chicken predators video
Make Tough Jobs Easy:
 Maintain Prairie Ecosystems
Make Tough Jobs Easy: Garden Prep  Protecting Chickens From Predators 
Prairie ecosystems are home to a number of native species. Consider turning your tired pastures into natural habitats to preserve and encourage diversity.  A large vegetable garden offers a lot of benefits for you and your family, and getting started isn’t hard if you follow these simple techniques.  Protecting chickens from predators can be a tough job. In this video, GRIT editor-in-chief Hank Will provides some tips for keeping your flock safe and happy. 
Zero-turn mowers video Chicken egg incubating video
Chicken brooder video
Choosing a Zero-Turn Mower  Incubating Chicken Eggs  Chicken Brooder Basics 
Zero-turn mowers are a great investment for homesteaders with large lawns. In this video, learn how to choose the best one for your needs.  Incubating chicken eggs is a great way to increase your flock size, or to provide replacements for birds that have been culled from your flock. So you've acquired or hatched a group of day-old chicks; now what?
How and Why of Free Range Chickens video
Benefits of Backyard Chickens video

How and Why of Free-Range Chickens   Benefits of Backyard Chickens Controlled Prairie Burn 
Free-range chickens provide tastier meat and more flavorful eggs than their store-bought counterparts, but what does "free-range" really mean?  Backyard chickens have been providing homesteaders with natural pest control and nutritious eggs and meat for ages.  Burning helps keep prairies healthy year after year. Watch a controlled prairie burn at Editor-In-Chief Hank Will's farm.
David Hadl in his Backyard Blacksmith Shop Purina Webinar Screenshot
Backyard Blacksmithing
Purina Webinar: Raising Happy and Healthy Chicks

David Hadl is a seasoned backyard blacksmith whose shop includes a variety of tools that most might consider antiques.
Gordon Ballam Ph.D., Purina's poultry expert, leads a live webinar to cover the basics for raising a backyard flock of laying hens.   

WIBW Topeka Interviews

Hank Will — Basic Beekeeping Tips

Hank Will — Grinding Your Own Corn

Hank Will — Plowing With Pigs

Dig This With Hank Will

Bobcat Earth Auger

Bobcat Mini Excavator

Polaris 6x6 Full-Size Utility Vehicle 

Polaris 2010 Ranger EV
Tracks vs Wheels
Loader Wheels vs. Tracks

Featured Products from the
Green Industry and Equipment Expo

Bobcat M-Series Loaders 

CORE Gasless Power Trimmer 

Cub Cadet Tank SZ Series
Gravely Mowers
Husqvarna 550 XP Chainsaw
Toro Snow Blowers
Toro Walk Behind Mowers
Toro Walk Behind Mowers
Toro Zero Turn Mowers
Toro Zero Turn Mowers

Videos from the Archive

 Raising Chickens Webinar How to Sharpen a Knife Whitetail Deer Hunting 
 This is your chance to learn about raising chickens from the experts. Here's a skill that's as basic as it is
necessary, knife sharpening.
Follow Managing Editor Caleb Regan as he hunts Whitetail Deer. 
How to Peel a Crawfish Mulefoot Pigs Enjoy Organic Grains   
Neil Crossan of Texas Concessions presents the right way to peel a crawfish.
Mulefoot pigs Daffodil, Tulip, Lily and Samuel the Boar chow down on organic grains and greens.

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