Author: jcbil@msn.com

Hay Feeder Update

It’s only been a few days since I put out the Slow Hay Feeder (Original Blog on how to build this HERE), but it looks like it’s working well. Yesterday, when I got home from work, I noticed that Jasper...

Small Slow Hay Feeder

I finally designed and built a Slow Hay Feeder. I started off with a size that could fit a whole bale, but decided to cut back to a smaller one that could just hold 2-3 flakes. The Interior of the...

Barn, “Before”

Our house came with a 2 stall barn with a little run out area in front, and a lean-to. Cute from afar. But when we got up close to see what repairs it might need, we found a lot of...

DIY Shoe Rack

I decided I wanted to upgrade the “Shoe Rack” by the front door,  I needed something a little bigger anyway to hold more shoes. So if you’re in need of something similar, read on for how I built mine! I...

Bringing Home a John Mule

On April 20th, 2018, we finally brought home a 4-legged farm animal to our little homestead- a 10 year old Grulla Mammoth Jack x Quarter Horse John Mule named “Jasper.” I had seen his ad on Facebook from last summer...

Chicken Waterer Ver. 3

I’ve once again changed the Chicken Waterer! The vertical chicken nipples leaked water like crazy! So after a bit of research, I found another option. I bought a pack of 5 Horizontal Chicken Nipples (LINK HERE) and then a 3 gallon...

DIY Build: Window Cat Door

Hello Fellow Cat Owners, Don’t have an exterior door to install a cat door? Neither do I. But, I do have a window that my kitty can climb through to get onto the front porch where she loves to hang...

Pasture Fencing Start

We have been working on our Pasture Fencing since about October, working just a little bit at a time. It feels like forever. Parts of the fence are old 6″x 6″ Woven Wire. The stretch along the undeveloped piece of...

Releasing LadyBugs into the Garden

My Tomato Plants & Pepper Plants are covered in what I believe to be whiteflies and I cannot seem to get them under control! I thought I’d try my hand at releasing ladybugs onto my plants. They’re probably the most...