Building Projects · Hens

The Mini Brooder Plans for DIY Baby Chick Brooding Box

I love love loved this idea for a brooding box that I saw on the web. I think it’s so clever. You can totally lift the upper frame out of the box to clean it. Plus, it’s easily storable. Totally brill. If you build one, please comment below with a picture, and let me know… Continue reading The Mini Brooder Plans for DIY Baby Chick Brooding Box

Building Projects · Garden · Plants

Free Raised Garden Bed Plans DIY

Here are my first official set of plans! (That were not either drawn up on a scrap sheet of paper or completely impromptu.) I’m hoping to tackle this bad boy myself this weekend. I think (hope) the plans are fairly straightforward and forgiving if your cuts happen to be a teensy bit off. I like… Continue reading Free Raised Garden Bed Plans DIY

Building Projects · Garden · Plants

Window Farming and Recycled Bottle Planters

I think recycled plastic bottle planters for urban gardens are really cool. You can make them out of some old soda bottles, fastened to chicken wire with electrical ties. You can use different size bottles or all the same size if you want a little more uniform look. There’s an NPR story on them here.… Continue reading Window Farming and Recycled Bottle Planters