Category Archives: Projects

Hay Feeder

Finished it today and so far it’s working great.

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Hay Feeder Project

While looking at the dump’s pile of tires, I became inspired.  A bunch of tires standing upright and bolted together would make a dandy hay feeder for the animals.  It’s indestructible, safe for them, and free!  I came home with … Continue reading

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Dump Score

A Stihl weed wacker! It looked complete and had compression so I brought it home. Checked for spark and it had it. Put some ether in the cylinder and it fired up briefly. It won’t keep running which I think … Continue reading

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New Snowmobile: 1992 Arctic Cat EXT 580

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Update

I really need to work on this site more! Delia and I spent Thurs – Sat on Basswood Lake with our neighbors.  The weather was pretty bad but we had a good time and Delia wanted to stay out another … Continue reading

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“The Biggest Mistake I’ve Ever Made,” or, “Wheee! A Slide!”

The slide  - the one we bought a year and a half ago and already cost us two full day’s rental and effort jackhammering and hauling and now three partial days of sledgehammering, post hole digging, lifting, jacking, leveling, and … Continue reading

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Farm Chore Day

I mostly got the stalls mucked out.  They’re really smelly so I’m going to let them dry and air out before I put new bedding in there.  Brad and the goats have been living outside in the pasture for a … Continue reading

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Llama Salon

Brad’s nails had gotten out of control.  They were really long and curled around and it was getting to the point where he was going to be crippled if they weren’t trimmed.  The problem is he’s touchy about his legs, … Continue reading

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Dump Shopping

Emily and I went to the dump today, and literally took more than we dumped.  We came home with some good 2×6 boards that will be great for a restraining chute for Brad so we can cut his nails (he’s … Continue reading

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New Yard Cart

A trailer hitch for our old 4 wheelers was a special order item with a price tag of about $50, so I decided to make my own.  It cost me about $6 in parts and allowed me to practice welding. … Continue reading

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