DIY Projects

DIY projects for your home and garden

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Homemade Chicken Scratch Recipe

Chicken scratch is a pretty easy mix of grains, oyster shells and other wholesome ingredients that really make your birds happy. You can make a super simple batch or add herbs and flowers that help promote egg laying, respiratory health and the general health of your birds.

DIY Tomato Cage For Raised Beds

Every year we struggle to keep our tomato plants under control, at the beginning of the year our tomato cages work great but as the plants grow and begin bearing fruit they quickly begin leaning. We’ve tried staking each cage, but the plant ends up outgrowing the cages and laying all over the ground anyway which blocks our walkways and makes it really hard to harvest the tomatoes as they ripen. 

farmhouse kitchen makeover

Cottage Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

Our farmhouse style kitchen remodel had its ups and downs, that’s kind of normal for projects at our house. We are more surprised when a project turns out to be easy and goes to plan. More often than not this isn’t the case and this project was no exception. What should have taken a few weeks turned into a 6-month ordeal so we forgot to show you how our kitchen remodel turned out.

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