Look at this beautiful chart that the folks at Gygi put together. Very helpful!
Fantastic job on this coffee table made with pallets. Check out this Instructables post to learn how to make one yourself!
“Looking to get an industrial, vintage look in your house but can’t find a contemporary table to suit your needs? Frustrated at the 249£ price tag of the Legion Pallet Table offered by Made.com and think you can do an equally decent job yourself? Enthusiastic to start your own project but don’t know what you’ll be facing?”
I don’t know if this is below ground enough to be used as a storm shelter but this would be a beautiful root cellar! Check out Earthbag Building for how to build it.
“One of the most practical structures on a small farmstead is a multi-purpose garden structure that can serve as a storage shed or cool pantry above ground, or as a root cellar or storm shelter below ground. You can build this multipurpose structure for about $300 using earthbag construction (bags filled with earth and stacked like bricks). And the skills you learn by building the dome will serve you well if you plan to build a larger earthbag structure or even an earth home.”
Heartwarming to see so many people working together! Let’s bring this kind of teamwork back!
“The family farm has been a vital image in the American consciousness for centuries. The thought of a rural barn raising creates a picture of community spirit. Many American farm families can look at their barns as links to the past. A barn raising shows the strength of a community in more than riches. These old barns are community landmarks and make the past, the present.”
Would this work?
“DIRECTIONS FOR BUILDING A COMPOST FENCE Courtesy of Boy Scouts from Troop 348 MATERIALS: 4×6 fence posts (can use 6×6 also). 4 inch x 4 inch galvanized steel “hogwire” (comes in 4 foot x 6 foot sheets from farm equipment stores) Get enough for 2 layers for each section of fence. 1 x 4 facing boards-(1x 6 if you use 6×6 posts). 2 boards for each post long enough to cover the above ground portion of each post. large nail-pound staples to attach hogwire. nails to attach the facing boards. crushed rocks to anchor the posts. If posts are treated, get end sealer to treat cut surfaces. DIRECTIONS Cut posts to desired lengths. Taper top ends by cutting approximately 30 degrees off the 4 inch sides (which face front and back.) The 6-inch sides are the thickness of the fence where the compost will go. Treat cut surfaces if desired. Dig holes and anchor posts into the ground with the 4 inch sides facing forward. Cut hogwire to the exact width between the centers of the posts for each section. Height should be 2-3 inches below the cut surface of the post. Cut two sheets for each section. Attach hogwire to posts with large staples. (One sheet on the front and one sheet on the back). Cut faceboards to approximately one inch below the cut surface of the post. Taper the top edge of the faceboard. Treat faceboards if desired. Attach faceboards to cover seams in the hogwire. Fill inside of fence with compost as desired.”
via my cottage yard farm.
Cutest root cellar ever!
“Ditch that energy-sucking (and jam-packed) second fridge and build a root cellar or cool pantry into your basement design.”
“Basically the adobe structure provides support for a vertical wood-bladed mill that can be used to grind grain or put to other use. In some cases the adobe structure can also provide a channel for directing the wind toward the mill.”
via Adobe Windmills.
Easy homemade toothpaste recipe.
“For flavor variety, switch the peppermint oil to sweet orange or clove. Happy brushing!”
“Mother Earth News” never disappoints. Another interesting article.
“Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management.”
Someday I’d love to try have a little Bee & Bee. 🙂
“Once you’ve harvested your natural honeycomb from your Warré (or other kind of top bar) beehive, it’s time to make get some of that goodness into jars! Fortunately, like many other aspects of natural beekeeping, getting the honey out of natural comb is easy and simple, once you know how.”