Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

This is a follow up to my blog post from July 4th 2013 where I went over a new conduit quail cage I built using EMT. That page gets a lot of traffic and recently I was asked to cut loose with a bit more details., so here goes…  It all began when I was […]

New Conduit Quail Cage-

Posted: 4th July 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead, Projects
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I looked around for different style of quail cages and decided on a particular style I like. I found a video on Youtube, but for the life of me cant find it again. I would love to give the guy credit as the design has been outstanding for what I needed. I don’t think I […]

The New Shop….

Posted: 21st May 2013 by Joe Prepper in On The Homestead, Projects

We have a lot happening here on the hill, so updates to the Blog have been slow. One of the main things we did was bring in a pre-built 32′ shop. This will allow me to have a designated place to set up my Blogging PC  and also some new pod-casting equipment that I ordered.  […]

Homemade waterproofing wax… preserve your investments.

Posted: 8th April 2013 by Joe Prepper in Projects

You ever walk into a section of the yard and see a metal rake or shovel peeking up form the grass. Was it attached to a grey brittle wooden handle.  Do you have kids too?  What is the solution? Yes, we can train the kids better, but the simple truth is sometimes we have to […]

  Today we worked on the garden beds. We decided to go with raised beds in the fenced garden area. We did this for multiple reasons, not the least of which was the fact that we have heavy clay soil and I wanted to go with a no till method. Dirt was at a premium […]

I have been thinking a lot about all the things that I want to do around the homestead. Some of them fast little additions,  while others will be  massive undertakings.  Homesteading is not for the lazy. Even with solid daily effort, there always seems to be two more things that I need to do on […]

The Duck Grow Out Pen

Posted: 26th March 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead, Projects

We purchased four khaki Campbell ducks the first week in March. You can read about that adventure here . After that adventure we settled them into their new washtub home. It took them about 2 hours to outgrow the tub. Next we moved them to a 110 gallon water tank. It didn’t take long before […]

Zone 1 Path update.

Posted: 21st March 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead, Projects

With several other things going on, the path work is going a little slower than planned.  We are taking it a section at a time and trying to remove the sod or grass first. Then remove the top few inches of good soil and set it aside for use either in the garden or as […]

Garden walkway design, especially in Zone 1 is, in my opinion, a very crucial part of homesteading. It serves to create an environment that not only is reflective of the gardener’s individual style, but can also be a big factor in plant health, productivity, and ease of care. Zone 1, in relation to permaculture, is […]

Garden Fence Update

Posted: 17th March 2013 by Joe Prepper in On The Homestead, Projects

We spent another  sunny  day working on the garden fence. Today we stretched the 4′ sheep fence and got it stapled. We used a come-along and homemade fence puller to get it tight.  I decided to use the 4×4 to brace the fence puller. It was the right height and gave me an excuse to […]