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 →

Hay Feeder Update

It's only been a few days since I put out the Slow Hay Feeder (Original Blog on how to build this HERE), but it looks like it's working well. Yesterday, when I got home from work, I noticed that Jasper had somehow worked the lattice out of the box. Eek! So I headed to the... 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 →

Chicken Waterer Ver. 3

I've once again changed the Chicken Waterer! The vertical chicken nipples leaked water like crazy! So after a bit of research, I found another option. I bought a pack of 5 Horizontal Chicken Nipples (LINK HERE) and then a 3 gallon water dispenser (LIKE THIS). I'm not sure how durable the plastic is yet, it seems... Continue Reading →

Pasture Fencing Start

We have been working on our Pasture Fencing since about October, working just a little bit at a time. It feels like forever. Parts of the fence are old 6"x 6" Woven Wire. The stretch along the undeveloped piece of property that borders it was sagging pretty badly and covered in vines. Some might say... Continue Reading →

Releasing LadyBugs into the Garden

My Tomato Plants & Pepper Plants are covered in what I believe to be whiteflies and I cannot seem to get them under control! I thought I'd try my hand at releasing ladybugs onto my plants. They're probably the most natural pest control a garden can have and as a gardener, I would be lucky... 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 →

Chicken Coop Hatch Door

Here's another Chicken post! After the coop and run were all built, my top complaint was that our Barred Rock, Ophelia, would jump up into the coop while I had a door open to clean, refill water, food, etc, and Escape!! She is pretty smart. And quick. Once she got in there, I had to close... 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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