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Most people do not enjoy the cold. I know of one person only who loves the cold weather, my cousin Sam. Anywho, we have built some fire pits before like the diy washing machine drum fire pity The other day I found an even easier one, this diy fire pit built from pavers. If you […]

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When it comes to making compost for our garden, I always welcome trying different methods and systems. In the past we have used the diy milk crate composter as well as the diy compost tumbler very successfully. Just the other day I came across this diy cinder block compost bin idea. You can literally just […]

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Most of the ‘outdoor’ benches or chairs we have built in the past have been for the patio. Remember the diy wood pallet bench and the diy wood pallet sofa? Well today I thought we could take a look at this diy simple outdoor bench, which you can place in your backyard or even the […]

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I was in the mood for a simple diy project to pass the time, and remembered this diy wood pallet desk, that I had bookmarked online. The last project I did that re-used wood pallets was the diy wood pallet hose holder, which turned out to be a lot of fun too. Why is this […]

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Although we have access to a large piece of land for growing things and other farm life activies, I stil enjoy trying to grow things in different spaces. For example we have done the diy stock tank garden and the diy wine barrel garden already. I found these diy wine box garden beds intriguing and […]

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Who is ready for yet another fun creative diy project? We have successfully completed many projects that re-use old tires such as the diy old tractor tyre pond and growing potatoes in old tire. Most people who see this diy rope ottoman, instantly fall in love with it and want one for their home. I […]

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I finally decided that keeping our hose in a huge heap next to our garden was not tidy at all, so I decided to do some research online and find a solution. This project will fall in line with our diy wood pallet tool storage rack as far as storage solutions are concerned. I was […]

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Just like your chickens, the goats also need some toys to keep them occupied during the long days. We have only made the diy goat scratching post, which is not really a toy so far. I did some research and found more diy toys for goats, that you could introduce. The great thing about these […]

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Most of the time around here the projects that we take on are supposed to help improve our standard of living on the homestead. We try our best to include some projects for our kids for example the homemade bubbles and the homemade fudgesicles. Now we can add these diy PVC portable chairs, to the […]

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Sometimes it almost feels like my girls get the most attention on the homestead. That is however not accurate, they just allow me to experiment a lot more with a few different new ideas. After the last attempt at the diy chicken coop sanitizer, later on this week I want to have a go at […]

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There are many different structures you can build on your homestead to provide some sort of shelter from the elements. Some of the more popular ones we have discussed in the past are the diy log cabin and more recently the diy wofati log cabin. Here is yet another option for you, this diy earthbag […]

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Our garden has always been in an open area out in the back. However, our dogs have started making it their playground, so I was looking for a way to keep them out. I found someone who had a similar problem online and they built this diy all natural garden stick fence. It is a […]

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Getting some sort of stove or cooking place set up was one of the first things we did when we we starting off. We have since build various cooking stations from the diy propane tank wood stove, to the diy beer keg rocket stove and the diy tandoori oven. Today I wanted to share with […]

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Since one of the first main concerns when you move on to a new homestead is finding shelter, I like to share different ideas on this blog. In the past we have looked at the diy tiny house plans and the diy log cabin. Just the other day I ran into a new concept I […]

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Anything that saves you a lot of time and effort is always welcome on the homestead. We already have this diy pig feeder, but still have to make regular trips to ensure they still have water. The hubby discovered the perfect solution just last week, this diy automatic pig waterer. This simple but effective way […]

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Just like when building a house you have to make sure your foundation is well set before you go ahead and build the walls. It is the same when it comes to your gardening. Most gardeners tend to skip the important step of preparing their soil and have no idea how to create good growing […]

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Ok, so we woke up this morning and after some crazy winds last night, our poor dog’s house did not stand a chance. Well, since we have pretty much built every other single structure on the homestead from the chicken coop to the duck house. A quick search on Google, I discovered how to build […]

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When you decide to start raising goats no one ever tells you how much these guys like to scratch themselves. We already have the diy wood pallet goat hay feeder, so we wanted to add something else to improve their comfort. It looks like something like this diy goat scratching post, would be the perfect […]

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I was sitting outside on the porch earlier on looking out into the wooded area of our homestead, when something hit me. No it wasn’t a big ole brick or rock. It just occurred to me that we have always been concentrating on looking after our chickens, but had completely forgotten their cousins. That’s how […]

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A great way to collect water for your homestead is to use rain barrels. We built our very ‘complicated’ diy gutterless rain barrel system, a few years back and it still works well for us. However, I still thought it would be fun to share this diy garbage can rain barrel. I love this idea, […]

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