Learn how to install hardwood floors in this video. Enjoy!
I finished spinning up the beautiful purple and blue merino wool that I started in my spinning wheel demo video and now it is time to finish up the yarn by setting the twist. Many spinners ply together 2 or more strands to get a thicker yarn, but I tend to spin kind of chunky [...]
Making quilts out of free upholstery samples is a fun way to recycle. Did you know that furniture stores often get rid of and even throw away their fabric samples once or twice a year? The beautiful material is already cut into squares or rectangles making the construction of a simple large patchwork quilt even [...]
This morning I made some more lip balm, because I needed some colorless ones for Everett. I end up giving these away to people so it was time to make more. I also added a little color in some for myself. If you haven’t already watched my How To Make Your Own Lip Balm video, [...]
For the past few months the sky has seemed to be a constant grey overcast, snow plentiful and temperatures in the single digits. I like getting outside in winter, but with these conditions I don’t stay out long these days. So when we recently had a warm January day I knew it was time to [...]
I have been wanting a spinning wheel for several years now, ever since I learned how to spin yarn on a drop spindle. I took one lesson here at the end of summer from a local spinner at her yarn shop, and I tried out a few wheels at the Sedalia Fiber Festival last year. [...]
A few years ago when Amber and I moved to our current homestead, besides spending all of our free time remodeling our house, we also made time to work on projects that would help serve our goal of becoming more sustainable. One of the first projects was building a chicken house. In the past we’ve [...]
Here’s a video I made a little while back experimenting with making my own lip balm. There are lots of different recipes on the internet, but I like to keep it simple and used beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil and honey. You can also add essential oils for scent (I like peppermint) and mineral makeup [...]
Learn how to make apple butter. We don’t have the only way to make it, but ours tastes good and the process was much easier than I thought it would be.