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! You can view more videos on our YouTube channel MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends.
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.
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.
Rural American Know-How
Make Tough Jobs Easy: Permaculture
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.
Make Tough Jobs Easy: Garden Prep
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.
Choosing a Zero-Turn Mower
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.
Controlled Prairie Burn
Burning helps keep prairies healthy year after year. Watch a controlled prairie burn at Editor-In-Chief Hank Will’s farm.
David Hadl is a seasoned backyard blacksmith whose shop includes a variety of tools that most might consider antiques.
Best Woods for Home Heating
Caleb Regan answers a reader-submitted question: “What are the best types of wood to heat a house with a wood-burning stove?”
Choosing the Best Wood for Burning
Whether you’re cooking on a wood-burning stove or heating your home for the winter, it is important to know how to choose, store and season firewood properly.
How to Do a Controlled Burn
Kellsey Trimble, GRIT Associate Editor, answers a reader question: “What are the top considerations when burning pasture?”
Protecting Chickens From Predators
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.
Incubating Chicken Eggs
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.
How and Why of Free-Range Chickens
Free-range chickens provide tastier meat and more flavorful eggs than their store-bought counterparts, but what does “free-range” really mean?
Benefits of Backyard Chickens
Backyard chickens have been providing homesteaders with natural pest control and nutritious eggs and meat for ages.
Preparing for Chickens
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine discusses the basics of getting chicks started with Purina animal nutritionist, Mikelle Roeder.
Flock Feed Basics
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, meets with Dr. Gordon Ballam, director of lifestyle technical services with Purina, to discuss what feed to use with your flock.
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, talks with Purina animal nutritionist Dr. Gordon Ballam about increasing egg production in your flock.
Feeding Chickens a Balanced Diet
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, and Dr. Gordon Ballam of Purina Animal Nutrition explain proper diet through each stage of growth in a chicken’s lifespan.
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, and Purina animal nutritionist Mikelle Roeder discuss best practices for watering chickens.
Protect Your Flock from Chicken Predators
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, discusses the best ways to protect your flock and prevent chicken predators with Purina animal nutritionist Dr. Patrick Biggs.
Integrating New Birds
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, meets with Dr. Mikelle Roeder, nutritionist at Purina, to highlight tips for integrating new chickens into your flock.
Chicken Coop Ventilation Tips
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, discusses the best ways to ventilate a chicken coop with Purina animal nutritionist Dr. Patrick Biggs.
Biosecurity for Backyard Chickens
GRIT Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Hank Will discusses biosecurity for backyard chickens with Purina animal nutritionist Dr. Gordon Ballam.
Raising Healthy Newborn Chickens
GRIT Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Hank Will, discusses how to successfully raise happy and healthy chickens with Purina Mills’ nutritionist Mikelle Roeder.
What to Feed Your Chicks
From egg-layers to organic flocks to birds raised for meat, find what feed is healthiest and most effective for the chicks in your care.
Backyard Chicken Tips
Learn the benefits to raising chickens in your backyard, as well as the trials that may come with it.
Why Start Raising Chickens?
If you need small farm animals, or if you want free help fertilizing your garden, backyard chickens are the place to start.
Using a Garden Cultivator
Add a rotary garden cultivator to your tool shed to save time and energy when preparing your garden beds each year.
Building Trust With Your Horse
Kellsey Trimble, Assistant Editor of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader-submitted question: “How do I build trust and a relationship with my horse?”
Food and Recipes
Buttermilk Drop Biscuit Recipe
Fresh buttermilk drop biscuits are a delicious and surprisingly easy homemade staple. This recipe takes only a few steps and just five ingredients.
Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar Recipe
Overnight oatmeal is much simpler than getting up early to make your oatmeal on the stovetop. Simple ingredients make this overnight oatmeal in a jar healthy and delicious.
How to Churn Butter
Making cultured butter in a hand crank butter churn is simple. All it requires is some heavy cultured cream and a little bit of patience.
Installing a Bee Package
Join our friends at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm to learn how to install a bee package in a new hive.
Catching a Swarm
Learn how to catch a bee swarm and install it in a new hive from our friends at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm.
Be Aware of Venomous Snakes
Caleb Regan answers a reader-submitted question: “What types of poisonous snakes should I look out for this spring and summer?”
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