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.
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.
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?
2/15/2012
The story of how we got here and who we are.
2/16/2014
Re-purpose old louver doors into a lovely bookshelf in just one day!
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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