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DIY Potting Bench

To a gardener, the potting bench is an indispensable tool. It provides a dedicated work space for seeding flats, starting transplants, repotting seedlings, bench grafting, trimming harvested vegetables, washing harvested vegetables... the list goes on and on. If asked their favorite tool, a ...

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DIY Pine Branch Chair

The garden is a place for enjoyment and relaxation, but it’s also a place where my creativity thrives. So when my friend Eva told me about the beautiful garden furniture she grew up with — made of gnarled branches — I decided to try making furniture with what was lying around my ...

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DIY Picnic Table Plans

Gingham tablecloths, good food, laughter, and family and friends are among the things we think of when picnic season rolls around. These gatherings can be set for afternoon lunch or an evening dinner, nestled under the trees where minutes turn into hours. Picnic tables have been around since ...

DIY Principles for a Passive Solar Greenhouse

For 15 years now, I’ve had food year-round,” says Penn Parmenter. Standing in expansive productive gardens of her 8,000-foot-elevation Westcliffe, Colorado, homestead, we’re talking about the 6 feet of topsoil endemic to the fertile Wet Mountain Valley. We’re talking about ...

Build Your Own Stone Fire Pit

Building Wood Fires (Countryman Press, 2018), explores different fireplaces to keep your house warm in the winter. McGivney shares recipes meant to be cooked over an open flame. Use the step-by-step instruction to build your own fire pit and cook the recipes in your own backyard. Find this ...

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Repair Your Doors and Windows

The Home Owner’s Manual (Quirk Books, 2006) by Dan Ramsey gives advice on inspecting a new home, moving in, redecorating, emergency maintenance, and much more. With plenty of helpful illustrations to guide you along, The Home Owner’s Manual makes household maintenance a breeze. This section ...

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DIY Chicken Roost: How to Keep Your Chickens Safe

The noise was deafening and sounded as if our entire flock was under attack. We went running out to help and found in the chaos of feathers and squawks there was a weasel inside of our chicken coop. Luckily for us, the hens were all up safely on their roost yelling at the uninvited guest ...

DIY Adjustable Livestock Gate

Moving livestock from one pasture to another should be a quick, efficient operation with no chance of animals escaping, no risk of injury, and no liability worries. That’s easy enough, except when you’re crossing a road. Wouldn’t it be nice to create a safe corridor for a livestock ...

Building Your Own Backyard Firepit

By rediscovering the everyday tasks that were the hallmarks of American life centuries ago, we are able to take more control over the resources we need. Chris Peterson and Philip Schmidt provide 30 projects that can help you get started with these everyday tasks and begin to lead a more ...

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DIY Fire Starters You Can Make for FREE

These are so easy to make! There are a couple of different ways to do it, but they are both cheap and easy to do! Materials: Cardboard egg carton OR cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls Leftover dryer lint Wax – optional (can be leftover candles!) ...

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