Do It Yourself





3/3/2014
We overcame rocky soil and built a decorative fence.
4/8/2014
We go into how a hobbyist can actually make her own olive oil with a modicum of patience and the right equipment.
7/21/2014
A ranch's dirty little secret - the junk pile!
12/17/2013
I finally taught myself how to make a Christmas wreath from leftover fir trimmings - with a very rambunctious 1 year old to help.
5/16/2014
I worked alongside my dad to build our goat shed.
5/27/2014
The author's husband - with a little assistance from the author - transforms a regular bed truck into a flat bed truck.
3/31/2014
The sounds in the country are far different than those of the cities.
10/24/2013
We were continually working either in the city or on the farm, and loving every moment of it.
1/20/2014
Old-World archways create an elegant, open flow from one space to another and are much easier to create than you might think!
2/21/2014
We vaccinate and doctor our heifers and castrate our bull calves.
10/9/2013
What happened to the crafts of the past?
5/19/2014
We are trying to eat more 'greens' and found that buying organic can get costly. I planted plenty this year in hopes of having a good crop to make many green smoothies in our new Vitamix.
6/1/2014
My journey of raising sheep as a kid and again now 20 years later. Lots of old pictures of me back then.
2/16/2014
Re-purpose old louver doors into a lovely bookshelf in just one day!
6/16/2014
A small bench near a quiet pond on a cattle ranch. A Bible and a cup of tea.
2/15/2012
The story of how we got here and who we are.
8/28/2013
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?
9/24/2013
Donna Rae shares her experiences from the 2013 Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello.
10/3/2013
Donna Rae creates and tests two styles of handmade dishcloths.
4/1/2014
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.
9/10/2013
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.
1/6/2014
Seed catalogs and garden plans are the first steps to an abundant harvest.
4/14/2014
After gathering lots of old windows to build a greenhouse, life happened. We decided a mini version would be perfect this year!




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