Videos from 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.
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
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.
Make Tough Jobs Easy: Effective Mowing
Just a few effective mowing tips can help you grow a lawn that won’t break your back, your wallet or the environment.
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.
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.
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.
Caleb Regan answers a reader-submitted question: “What are the best types of wood to heat a house with a wood-burning stove?”
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.
Kellsey Trimble, GRIT Associate Editor, answers a reader question: “What are the top considerations when burning pasture?”
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader-submitted question: “What kind of fencing would be best for a homestead?”
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader-submitted question: “What can be done with a home blacksmithing operation?”
To get the most out of your kerosene lamp make sure to learn these important tips for proper set up and use.
Discover how versatile a backhoe can be for routine farm chores.
Learn how to easily and safely attach tractor implements.
Learn how to keep your country lane in top-notch shape by using Yanmar’s rear-mounted grader blade.
Check out these tips for successfully moving bales.
Learn how to safely and efficiently use a brush hog to clear your fields.
Turn a profit making hay with your compact tractor by using these tips.
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 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?
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.
Gordon Ballam Ph.D., Purina’s poultry expert, leads a live webinar to cover the basics for raising a backyard flock of laying hens.
Hank Will, Editor-in-chief of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader submitted question, “Should I artificially incubate my eggs or should I let the hen do the work for me?”
Hank Will, Editor-in-chief of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader submitted question, “How long should I keep a brooder lamp on my baby chicks?”
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader-submitted question: “When should chicks be transferred from the brooder into the coop?”
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine discusses the basics of getting chicks started with Purina animal nutritionist, Mikelle Roeder.
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.
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.
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.
Keeping healthy backyard chickens means making sure their coop addresses space requirements both inside and out.
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.
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, discusses the best ways to ventilate a chicken coop with Purina animal nutritionist Dr. Patrick Biggs.
GRIT Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Hank Will discusses biosecurity for backyard chickens with Purina animal nutritionist Dr. Gordon Ballam.
GRIT Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Hank Will, discusses how to successfully raise happy and healthy chickens with Purina Mills’ nutritionist Mikelle Roeder.
Increase the omega-3 content of your flock’s eggs with the right feed.
A community-sponsored chicken cop project at this school promotes sustainable living.
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.
When it comes to housing your chickens, be aware of the architectural variety of coops you have at your disposal.
It’s never the wrong time to introduce a new, unconventional pet into your family’s suburban backyard.
Learn the benefits to raising chickens in your backyard, as well as the trials that may come with it.
If you need small farm animals, or if you want free help fertilizing your garden, backyard chickens are the place to start.
Marsha has tips for what new chicken owners should know to keep from getting in over their heads.
Learn about chicken nutrition and what your backyard chickens as they grow for chicks to hens.
Backyard chickens have many benefits including providing eggs, entertainment and pest control.
Make these fun and simple chicken treat boxes with your kids!
By giving chickens their time and attention, kids can form strong bonds with these birds and learn a lot from their experiences with the flock.
Caleb Regan answers a reader-submitted question: “What are some good types of potatoes to grow in a vegetable garden?”
Add a rotary garden cultivator to your tool shed to save time and energy when preparing your garden beds each year.
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
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 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.
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.
The GRIT team shows you how to make deliciously nutritious roasted pumpkin seeds.
Learn how to make this simple pasta recipe with fresh-from-the-garden produce.
Create these delicious cheesy, garlicky rolls to pair with any meal.
This Bacon Apple Pie Roll Ups Recipe is sure to please many, if not all, of your holiday guests this year.
Make these delicious peanut butter bacon balls for a delightful treat over the holiday season.
Honey is the perfect ingredient to add to banana bread for an extra hint of natural sweetness.
Learn how to whip up a delicious pumpkin and cream cheese swirl of festive flavors.
Pour some candied pecans into a glass jar and tie a ribbon around it for a simple and festive gift.
Our friends at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm offer some tips and tricks to help you get your hive buzzing.
Learn the dos and don’ts of inspecting new bee colonies for health and productivity.
Learn how to efficiently uncap frames and use a honey extractor for your best harvest ever.
Join our friends at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm to learn how to install a bee package in a new hive.
Learn how to catch a bee swarm and install it in a new hive from our friends at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm.
Learn how to install a hive top feeder to keep your bees well-fed through the fall and early winter.
Caleb Regan answers the reader-submitted question: “What common camping equipment is most vital to having a good camping trip?“
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?”
Caleb and Bob check out the new Henry Repeating Arms rifle, and for open sights at 100 yards, it’s pretty accurate right out of the box.