Do It Yourself
We overcame rocky soil and built a decorative fence.
We go into how a hobbyist can actually make her own olive oil with a modicum of patience and the right equipment.
I finally taught myself how to make a Christmas wreath from leftover fir trimmings - with a very rambunctious 1 year old to help.
The sounds in the country are far different than those of the cities.
We were continually working either in the city or on the farm, and loving every moment of it.
Old-World archways create an elegant, open flow from one space to another and are much easier to create than you might think!
We vaccinate and doctor our heifers and castrate our bull calves.
What happened to the crafts of the past?
The story of how we got here and who we are.
Re-purpose old louver doors into a lovely bookshelf in just one day!
A trip to the garden to grab some cucumbers for a delicious down-home salad sends me on a trip down memory lane. Do you remember this recipe from your grandmother's kitchen table?
Donna Rae shares her experiences from the 2013 Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello.
Donna Rae creates and tests two styles of handmade dishcloths.
We think you'll be inspired to keep your old buildings when you read about Todd's ingenuity, perseverance and hard work while saving the old chicken house.
As fall begins to settle in, Donna Rae fondly recalls those first back-to-school days as a child - as well as those experienced by her father.
Seed catalogs and garden plans are the first steps to an abundant harvest.
After gathering lots of old windows to build a greenhouse, life happened. We decided a mini version would be perfect this year!