How to Squirrel Proof a Bird Feeder

How to hang a squirrel proof bird feeder

In my youth, we had bird feeders, and I have found there are two types of families: Those that allow whatever to come and feed and those that fight the squirrels. Adam’s family has perfected the art of how to squirrel proof a bird feeder.  While mine comes from the live and let live bird feeder camp. Adam wanted to hang bird feeders, I thought it was unfair since we have out door cats.  Lazy outdoor cats but small furry predators none-the-less.  Oddly enough Adam’s family squirrel fighting secret also makes the feeders cat proof.  Here are the tips he … Read more…

DIY Chicken Water Heater

How to make a DIY water heater for your chickens

If you own chickens and you live anywhere that it gets below 32 F (0 C) then you will have experienced the fun of hauling chicken water. Well, no more for me! Adam craftily created a DIY chicken water heater. The water heater only required a few simple materials and the best part?! NO electrical knowledge necessary, short of being able to plug a cord in an outlet. If you want to make your own chicken water heater we saw the idea somewhere online (This is why we should bookmark regularly) but ended up needing to modify it to suit … Read more…

#SoMe2 Pinterest Party

We are so excited to be the feature of this week’s party!  Find some great Pinterest accounts to follow and please join the fun by linking up below! Thanks for joining us for  this week’s #SoMe2 Pinterest party!   We want you to get lots of repins and comments, so please be sure you link up a Pin and not a blog post or your Pinterest profile!    For this week’s party: **You should link up  the URL of a PINTEREST PIN**   But first, let’s take a minute to meet your #SoMe2 hostesses…     We are pleased to … Read more…

How to Make Evergreen Garland Video Tutorial

How to make Evergreen Garland for Christmas

If you have come here to learn how to DIY evergreen garland for Christmas you have come to the right place!  I have revamped the original tutorial with a video showing the tricks and techniques to make lovely, fresh evergreen garland for your home.  You can watch the video below and scroll down for a list of supplies and detail photos.  Or read the original How to Make Evergreen Garland or Swags post. Supplies Needed 24 Gauge Floral Wire* Rustic Wire 18 Gauge* or Rope Pruning Shears* Gloves*: Wear the Gloves!!!! Evergreen pieces Details: Starting the Garland To start the … Read more…

How to Gold Leaf Everything

How to gold leaf anything and everything. Tutorial on using all types of leaf on variety of materials

In the previous post we looked out various types of gold leaf, foil, gold paint etc.  Basically a run down of all the different types of methods you can use to gold leaf items.  A lot of those techniques work better with certain materials.  Whaaaa????  Trust me, gold foil is going to look a lot nicer on fabric than spray paint!  Not all methods work with all materials, though, traditional gold leaf is going to be pretty dang versatile and look the closest to, well… gold leaf.  If you are looking for gold leaf by technique check out Part I, … Read more…