Grow Lapins Cherries in Texas

Grow Lapins Cherry Trees in Texas! A few months back, my sister said she wanted to give me a tree for my birthday. She asked if I wanted to pick it out or be surprised. I told her to surprise me. She went over to Bob Wells Nursery and selected a Lapins Cherry tree for me! I […]

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.

Mr. Heater Big Buddy Ultimate Review

Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater Review: How well does the Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater work? I actually thought I posted this article and video several weeks ago, but just found it in the pending section. Even though I’m pretty sure the cold weather is over for East Texas, I’m going to put this out […]

Rebuilding the Master Closet Wall/Floor/Doors

March 17, 2015


This past weekend I worked on quite a few projects. Sunday afternoon I decided to frame out the master closet bifold doors. The video below is part one of who knows how many videos. I started the afternoon planning on taking down the old wall and framing out the door. However, I found that the subfloor was in worse shape than I originally thought. I was forced to remove and replace it before continuing with the wall and doors. I ended the night with the floor joists prepped and almost ready to lay the new subfloor down. I’ll have to place blocks on the closet side for the subfloor to nail to. This old mobile home is full of surprises.

Spring is in the east texas air

Today I saw the first signs of spring. It’s that seemingly magical moment when the plants and trees break dormancy and slowly erupt with vibrant colors. I look forward to this time all winter long. It’s exciting to see the fruit trees and other productive plants coming to life. The comfrey we cut back to the ground […]

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 […]