DIY Building Projects

Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.

James Ruther: Maker of Spoons

By Christopher Nyerges

A man who carves spoons from wood.

Easy Soap Making

Join Charlotte and Q as they walk through the steps of making your own custom soap at home!

DIY Covered Speed Rack Fermentation Chamber

By Rene Redzepi and David Zilber

Easily build a DIY covered speed rack fermentation chamber, perfect for fermenting fruits and vegetables conveniently.

The Importance of the Local Yarn Shop

By Jennifer Huhta, Roses and Purls

Local yarn and fiber supply stores are an endangered enterprise. Explore the mutual benefits of shopping locally and supporting a small business.


Solving Our Dog Tie-Out Dilemma

By Nicole G. Carlin

With three farm dogs and no permanent fencing yet what does the novice homesteader do? Follow our experience learning to safely and economically provide temporary tie-outs for our dogs.

In the Grease

By Jennifer Huhta, Roses and Purls

Spinning "in the grease:" What is it, and why would you want to?

Displaying Your Canning Jars and Recycled Glass as Kitchen Décor

By Tina Ames

Boast your bounty of canned goods and recycle at the same time. It makes beautiful kitchen decor for your home!

Country Lore: August/September 2018


Build your own horizontal Layens hive to save money while creating the best hive possible for your bees.

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