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Pallet Hack

Pallet Hack

Thanks to reader, C. Roberts, who emailed me this info on pallet deconstruction. A useful skill if you are planning to make use of the wood for projects such as our chair. Or seek out further inspiration from ideas on our Pinterest board dedicated to all thinks pallety. The different uses to which pallets can […]

By March 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Living with a Septic Tank

Living with a Septic Tank

If you move away to your perfect country idyll, it’s highly likely that it will have a septic tank. Heidi M. Sands ‘steps in’ with a layman’s explanation of the system and the ‘dos and don’ts’ Like a lot of people with an older property, we live with a septic tank. What this means is […]

By February 23, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Solar Power for the Shed

Solar Power for the Shed

John Butterworth checks out recent developments in solar panels as he provides solar-powered lighting for a tractor shed I wrote about using a solar panel to power a hen-house light in a previous post, so now it’s time to see how things have moved on, and to get up to date with a newer, bigger […]

By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Creating a Larder

Creating a Larder

Larders and pantries are no longer commonplace, so this month John Mason and his ACS team consider the requirements for an effective and traditional place to store your food Larders were common in British homes before the widespread use of mechanical refrigeration in the 1960s. They then fell out of favour and all but disappeared […]

By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Log Cabin Checklist

Log Cabin Checklist

Do you want a log cabin on your land? Do you dream of a rural retreat, maybe some holiday homes or an annex? Whatever the reason log cabins seem a perfect solution. Here is our checklist of the top 10 things to consider before signing on the dotted line provided by Nick Forrester, MD of […]

By February 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Properly Organise Your Hand and Power Tools at Home

How to Properly Organise Your Hand and Power Tools at Home

Keeping tabs of your tools at home can sometimes be a more difficult task than having to actually accomplish a thorough do-it-yourself project here on Home Farmer. For one, these tools can be as small as a peanut, thus misplacing them under a cupboard or a dresser would be common practice. There are also those […]

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Building a Chicken Coop Extension

Building a Chicken Coop Extension

John Butterworth calls this extension that he added on to his chicken shed a ‘henservatory’. It’s a very simple lean-too-extension that goes on the side of a chicken hut. Instead of shutting the birds away at night, the pop-hole can safely be left open, so they can wander in and out at will, and still […]

How to make a Chicken Coop

How to make a Chicken Coop

Terry Beebe engages in a little DIY to create a useful multi-purpose coop to house a couple of birds, provide a backup for a broody with chicks, or even an introduction or isolation pen for new or poorly birds See also: chicken-housing how-much-does-it-cost-to-keep-chickens   Whether you are starting with chickens or just increasing your flock, […]

By February 22, 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 →

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