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Have you ever wanted to put sides on your flatbed trailer?

In this easy DIY homesteading project video, Eric will show you How to Build Wood Sides for a Utility Trailer or flatbed trailer. Utility trailer modifications can be intimidating, but with a little planning, they can be quite simple.

If you’re looking for a step by step plan on how to build utility trailer sides, this may not be for you. However, if you’re the kind of homesteader who can see something being built and take the idea and run with it then this is for you.

We started with a 20 foot Big Tex utility trailer and some reclaimed 2×6’s. It total, the wood side trailer upgrade cost less than $20!

Now for the Tools I mentioned.

I price checked vs Lowe’s for the Irwin Quick Grip Clamps and they were very comparable in price. I would recommend getting them locally if you can but I totally understand getting free 2-day shipping on your orders from amazon prime. Having said that I cannot find the one that I am using in this video on amazon prime.

All Irwin Tools Shop on ➜

Quick-Grip Irwin XP12 Xtreme ➜

DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Miter Saw with XPS ➜

Our oldest son (we call him Buddy) came out to help me unload a yard of mulch from the truck while the rest of the family was still sleeping. At 4-years-old, he wasn’t able to move much but I love having him with me when I work.

After a few minutes, he asked if he could take pictures. I handed him my iPhone and let him do his thing. All I did in this video was stitched the clips together and added the music. the rest is life from his point of view.


Milkweed Assassin Bug – 4K

April 12, 2016

Milkweed Assassin Bug

I was in my garden Saturday and saw this milkweed assassin bug chilling on a blackberry bush. There was a honeybee buzzing around as well. I decided to try the 4K video on my new iPhone SE. This may be the first time a milkweed assassin bug has been shot in 4K. I like to think so anyway.

Most Commonly Known As:

Milkweed Assassin Bug

Species Name:

Zelus Longipes Linnaeus

Beneficial To:

Gardeners, Citrus Growers, Homesteaders, etc.

Thinning a Harvester Peach Tree

April 12, 2016

How to thin a peach tree

How many peaches can I grow on a 3-year-old Harvester Peach tree? I asked this question on the Homegrown Liberty Facebook Group a couple days ago. While I didn’t get an answer in the form of a number, I was given some direction and this video is the result of said direction, most of which revolved around aggressively thinning the peaches.

Some Background:

Last year the peach tree gave me one peach. This year, I dumped some leftover comfrey fertilizer on it I made last year. That’s some good stuff because I have over 37 peaches on the first branch I counted. I gave up counting at 120 peaches and was about half way through the tree.

Homegrown Liberty Facebook Group: click here