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How to Make a Cheap Cheesepress

How to Make a Cheap Cheesepress

  This plan goes back to when we made Stilton, Lancashire and Brie cheeses last year. We have always wanted to do hard cheeses, too, which require specific weights, and therefore something a little more formal than a cheese on a tray with a chopping board on top, weighted down with a large carton of […]

By November 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Build an Insect House

Build an Insect House

Tony Lush, author of the Haynes Garden Buildings Manual, shows how to build an overwintering hibernation place for garden insects See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/creating-a-wildlife-garden/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-help-hedgehogs/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/building-and-using-a-wormery/   Many gardens are kept unnecessarily tidy and consequently provide few hibernation opportunities for insect life. Most insects benefit the garden in one way or another, so why not provide […]

By March 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Three-Tier Planter

How to Make a Three-Tier Planter

Stephen Chilcott shares with Home Farmer his plans for making a three-tier planter. An ideal solution when space is short. See Also: How to Make a Chair out of a Pallet DIY Liquid Compost on Tap Invention   Planters filled with loose, friable earth, packed with nutritious compost should mean that roots plunge downwards and […]

By February 11, 2016 5 Comments Read More →
Make a Chair out of a Pallet

Make a Chair out of a Pallet

Don’t chuck it or burn it…Sit on it. Chris Gleason, author of the fabulous Wood Pallet Projects, shows how to make a chair out of a pallet. Of course there are loads of other ideas for using up pallets include turning them into a pallet garden and they make great raised beds. We’ve put some […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a Shed from Recycled Wood

Building a Shed from Recycled Wood

  Dave Hamilton, author of Grow Your Food for Free and The Self-Sufficient-ish Bible sets out to build his shed using recycled scraps. It may not win Shed of the Year but it’s a a perfect little hideout-cum-storage area for his allotment plot. What’s more, as the example above demonstrates, you can create you’re very […]

By January 9, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Make a Folding Sawhorse

Make a Folding Sawhorse

Stephen Chilcott shows how to make a folding sawhorse – easily constructed in an hour of so by anyone with a modicum of practical ability and a fairly minimal toolkit for under a tenner. It’s so useful you will wonder how you ever survived cutting logs without it. It is very sturdy, yet will fold […]

By January 3, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Cider Press

How to Make a Cider Press

Readers Jim and Hannah Walling share their plans for how to make a cider press – making one based on their own requirements. See also: How to Make a paperpress How to Make Cider   YOU WILL NEED: SOFTWOOD 4 x 49in x 3 ¾ in x 3 ¾ in for the legs 4 x […]

By September 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
DIY Poultry House Plans

DIY Poultry House Plans

John Butterworth shares his DIY poultry house plans for making a very substantial chicken house. See also: DIY Solar Power for the Poultry House Red Mite in Poultry Housing Building a Potting Bench Building a Wooden Storage Shed   Why bother to build your own hen-house when there are so many on the market? The […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Ice Cream Cones

How to Make Ice Cream Cones

She makes it look so easy!

Building a Potting Bench Of Your Own

Building a Potting Bench Of Your Own

Given a brief to write an article on building a potting bench our special projects supremo John Butterworth set to work. Here are his step-by-step instructions that appeared in Home Farmer June 2015 Our editor recently spotted a handy and down-to-earth workbench, and deemed that there should be a Home Farmer version, so that became […]

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