DIY Fly Trap (H-Trap/Manning Trap)

Do you have flies and other biting bugs? If you have any outdoor animals, I'm sure you have your fair share of some of these bugs. At my house, we use a multi-step approach to fighting biting bugs and one is this fly trap. Based on the concept for an H-Trap or Manning Trap, you... Continue Reading →

Small Slow Hay Feeder

I finally designed and built a Slow Hay Feeder. I started off with a size that could fit a whole bale, but decided to cut back to a smaller one that could just hold 2-3 flakes. The Interior of the box is about 2'x2'. I'm using pressure treated wood. The sides and wall are actually... Continue Reading →

DIY Shoe Rack

I decided I wanted to upgrade the "Shoe Rack" by the front door,  I needed something a little bigger anyway to hold more shoes. So if you're in need of something similar, read on for how I built mine! I built this one a few months ago now, this is more of a guide for... Continue Reading →

DIY Build: Window Cat Door

Hello Fellow Cat Owners, Don't have an exterior door to install a cat door? Neither do I. But, I do have a window that my kitty can climb through to get onto the front porch where she loves to hang out and chase lizards.                      ... Continue Reading →

DIY Build/Gardening: Tomato Box

Hi Gardeners, This year, I tried my hand at planting seeds, in January & February months, which from experience in the past two years, I've learned is much better than the Summer here in zone 9b. I started off planting seeds in various containers but when I actually had plants, I realized I needed something... Continue Reading →

DIY Build: Saddle Stand

Hi DIYers, This project is geared for the Horse-Back Riders out there. Or for anyone looking to build a handmade gift for a horseback-rider: a DIY Wooden Saddle Stand, with storage to keep some saddle cleaning supplies and/or other small tack. I'll show you how I built mine, but it can be tailored to your... Continue Reading →

Building A Garden Fence

Hi all, This past weekend's project is out in the yard- building a solid garden fence! I say that because my little corner of the yard did have a fence, but my dog leans on it all the time, it's ripped, warped, she goes under it and gets through. So now I mean business! Oh,... Continue Reading →

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