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How to Build a Dehydrator

How to Build a Dehydrator

                                       Making the most of an abundant harvest is the name of the game for all home farmers, and this month reader, Chris Southall (ecodiy.org) shows us how to do it in style with a ‘powered’ solar dehydrator In addition to bottling and jamming, we are also preserving more and more fruit by drying here […]

By October 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Simple Clock Make Over

Simple Clock Make Over

I spotted this rather sad and dated clock in a charity shop, the mechanics worked fine, it even had a working battery so well worth the £2 being asked for it. Here’s how I brought it ‘back to the future’. YOU WILL NEED Coarse, clean scouring pad Wrapping paper (strong, good quality ‘Kraft’ type is […]

By November 24, 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 →
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 →
Home Made Household Cleaners – 10 that Work

Home Made Household Cleaners – 10 that Work

Seren Evans-Charrington picks some of her favourite effective natural cleaners from times gone by. We have put together a list of the best 10 Home Made Household Cleaners. SEE ALSO: How to Make Your Own Washing Up Liquid Make Your Own Dishwasher Powder How to Remove Stains How to Make Beeswax Furniture Polish Home Made […]

By January 14, 2016 0 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 →
Going Off-grid

Going Off-grid

So you’ve heard the predictions regarding fuel shortages and you’re fed up with being held to ransom by Tom, Dick and every other fuel provider. Or you’re planning your escape to the big, green outdoors with limited access to on-grid fuel supply. Either way the idea of going off-grid is tempting to most home farmers. […]

By January 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Gift Box out of Paper

How to Make a Gift Box out of Paper

Always been a bit of a mystery to me, this box making stuff. Even I’ve managed to follow this. This vid clearly shows you how to make a gift box out of paper.

By October 9, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

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