DIY Septic Cleanout Covers


The cleanouts for our septic tank needed to be covered.  At least I think that's what these are - cleanouts for the pipes leading to the septic tank.  They need to be covered up so they are easy to get to if ever it is needed.  That's why they're there.  To clean out possible "sewage stoppages" - … [Read more...]

Aquaponics Project – Day Two


Well, since it was a work day, not as much got done as we might have accomplished on a weekend.  Plus, there was just one person working on it tonight. Decided to rename this whole thing "Aquaponics" rather than "Barrelponics" but not exactly sure why. It's kind of hard to see in the photo in the … [Read more...]

Aquaponics Project – Day One

We saw an interesting article and set of instructions (look for download link later in this article) about a type of aquaponics called barrelponics, so we decided to add this to our growing list of projects and add a "barrelponics" system to our hoop house.  The photo here is representative of what … [Read more...]

Easy Method To Take Wood Pallets Apart – No Tools Required


We have read many articles and watched many videos about taking wood pallets apart - all in hopes that we would find a method easier than the one we were already using.  Using free wood pallets to build furniture and other things is a very enticing prospect.  Of course, the easiest way to take apart … [Read more...]

Turn Your Vehicle Into A Portable Generator


Battery operated tools are great, but sometimes they're just not up to the job.  If you need sustained power at a remote location, this may be just the trick for you.  You can turn your car or truck into a portable generator - and the process is simple and for a decent price. One of our next … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Biodiesel – An Introduction


Anyone who thinks they might want to produce their own biodiesel should try one of these processes first.  The videos below are all based on a do it yourself in the kitchen or garage premise.  They run the gamut from "Just show me the bare basics, I don't want to know the science stuff" to "Here's … [Read more...]

FREE Kindle eBook – How To Build A Worm Farm – Limited Time Offer


About this eBook :  The full title is Worm Composting - Woodworking Plans & Worm Bin Ideas for Use in Organic Gardening.  In other words, there's lots of information on how to build a worm farm (that's what they are often called).   It not only covers what you need to know about worm farming, it … [Read more...]

FREE Kindle eBook – Building Stuff With Cardboard – Limited Time Offer


Right now - this book is free to download a Kindle version from Amazon.  Free downloads from Kindle are a limited time offer, so download your copy as soon as possible to get the download for free. Please be aware that you don't have to have a Kindle device to view Kindle books.  If you have a … [Read more...]

Installing A Metal Security Screen Door

How to install a security screen door

You can't use flow through ventilation in your house if you can't open the doors and windows.  This is a short story about our adventure when trying to purchase a security screen door. We didn't really know anything about these doors, except we needed one.  We currently have no screen door of any … [Read more...]

Build A Solar Food Dehydrator


You can make a very nice solar food dehydrator in a weekend with just a few items.  The time it takes you to build it will depend on your skills and how fancy you want to make it.  Just look around YouTube or Google Images and you will see examples that show workmanship nicer than many homes in the … [Read more...]