Since Brian tackled building the coop in part 1, we’ve also built the run area.
Good-bye old rusty fence with the plastic doggie door (which worked pretty well, btw) – we’re on our way to creating the chicken Taj Mahal. Continue reading Building a DIY Backyard Chicken Coop – Part 2
I don’t remember who initiated the conversation, Brian or me. There was no awkward silence, no convincing or debate required; we were both immediately onboard. Continue reading Building a DIY Backyard Chicken Coop – Part 1
Do you decorate chairs and couches
with winter jackets?
Be an adult.
It’s time for a DIY coat rack.
We needed a coat rack, but everything in stores was either stupid expensive, cheaply made (particle board coat hanger? Eeew!), or the wrong size for our space. Solution? Brian and I set off on an adventure to build our own custom coat rack.
DIY coat rack? This was either going to end really well or really poorly.
Continue reading Building a Custom Coat Rack for Your Home
Recycling old jeans into a
DIY plant hanger.
I had a pair of old blue jeans with a tear in an awkward place. They were too holey to donate, and I didn’t want to just throw them away.
Blue jean is a durable fabric – instead of tossing the old, ripped jeans in the trash, I decided to take the DIY recycling approach and attempted to sew a homemade triple-decker hanging planter. Continue reading DIY triple-decker plant hanger from recycled blue jeans
What started as
“Sweet, that’s an awesome idea!”
soon felt like
“OMG did we really dig a massive hole in our yard??”
but now it’s more like
“Whew, done – YES!!”
It’s a gardening word I had never heard of about 3 weeks ago (heck, it’s a word I still can’t pronounce) but it’s a pretty freaking spectacular gardening idea. And now I have one in my yard. Continue reading Hugel-whaaat? Building an Alaska Backyard Hugelkultur