How to make contact paper countertops on a budget

Need Countertops on a Budget? When we were making decisions about what to do with kitchen countertops on our homestead, my mom told me about contact paper countertops. When she was a young girl, my great grandmother would recruit my mom and her sisters to change out the contact paper in her kitchen. It took […]

Poster image for Installing Dryer Vent in Middle of House video

See how we installed a dryer vent in the middle of our house During our mobile home reno, figuring out how to install our dryer vent in the middle of our house proved to be a bit of a challenge. Before giving up and changing the house layout, again, I found a product that allows […]

Learn how to use a hi-lift-hack for winching on your homestead

If you’re a homesteader, you will want to know how to use a Hi-Lift Jack for winching. One thing that homesteaders are pretty good at is getting the most out of their tools by maximizing the ways they can be used. The Hi-Lift Jack is one of those tools that has a primary feature (lifting objects, usually […]

An organic peach grown on our homestead. It is a few weeks from being ready for harvist

East Texas Homestead Update (Mid 2015) Can you believe that this year is just about half way over? Me either! It this post, I’m going to give an overview of what’s been happening on the homestead. In some ways it feels like very little has happened in 2015 but when I start placing it all […]

Sharpening Chisels With Sandpaper

March 25, 2015


Sharpening Chisels With Sandpaper is Cheap, Easy, and Fun

If you’re like me, you’ve got a chisel or two that you’ve abused. I now make a conscious effort not to chip and dull my chisels but my past haunts these tools. A while back, I learned the skill of sharpening chisels with sandpaper. This easy task takes just a few minutes and will put a huge smile on your face when you use your razor sharp chisel.

New front door on mobile home

  We removed the manufactured home’s front door and replaced it with a hand carved wooden door. We’ve been busy the past few weeks on the future homestead with various projects. We’ve replaced the front door, which was a much larger job than expected, picked up free carpet from a friend who was replacing it with […]

A new backside - Manufactured Home Reno

We’ve been busy working on the back side of the future homestead’s manufactured home. By the time we’re done with this It may as well be requalified as a site built home. At any rate, last weekend we removed the back window of the living room and replaced it with a sliding glass door. While we […]