Category: DIY

About dying wool

My first exploration of dying wool was with RIT Dyes on Debouillet roving. While the temperature that I dyed at did not exceed 140 degrees because I was afraid of felting the wool, the results were still pretty nice. I had found that mixing… Continue Reading “About dying wool”

Fitted Face Mask with Wool Filter

The mask thing wasn’t something I was eager to participate in. We are, after all quite isolated as it is. What use would we have for such a thing? But my grandparents asked if we could find them a few on Amazon and order… Continue Reading “Fitted Face Mask with Wool Filter”

Handmade Wooden Sheep On Sale Now

You can definitely tell when Springtime has arrived for many homestead bloggers! As the landscape turns from brown to green, the pace of work on the farm speeds up very quickly. For many of us this means far less time is available to sit… Continue Reading “Handmade Wooden Sheep On Sale Now”

The WhirldWorks Shop is Open for Business!

We are proud and excited to announce that we have opened our Etsy shop and are stocking the “shelves” with wonderful, hand-crafted items for your enjoyment. Please visit our shop and while we GREATLY appreciate your patronage, we would also appreciate you adding our… Continue Reading “The WhirldWorks Shop is Open for Business!”

My 2016 Ornament

Since buying an entry-level scroll saw a couple years ago I have always enjoyed the limited amount of time I get to mess with it. Last year I determined that at the very least I was going to create a new Christmas ornament every… Continue Reading “My 2016 Ornament”

Our Pole Barn – Two walls are up

We haven’t been faced with the frigid cold that has gripped much of the country this month so we have been able to take advantage of our weekends to continue working on the barn. The temperature did start to dip a little on Saturday,… Continue Reading “Our Pole Barn – Two walls are up”

A new year and a new barn

We decided to start 2015 off on the right foot and have already begun our transition to life on the farm. The first order of business is to put up a 20×20 barn for storage and eventual housing of livestock. I spent many hours… Continue Reading “A new year and a new barn”

Homemade Wooden Train

As November began to draw to a close, I realized I had not yet decided what sort of wooden toy I was going to make for our youngest son as his Christmas present. In the world of wooden toys there is an inexhaustible list… Continue Reading “Homemade Wooden Train”

Baling Hay By Hand

Before we dig into today’s topic I’d like you give a quick update for those following our progress. I wish I could say there was good news on the selling of our city home, but unfortunately I cannot. For whatever reason the house remains… Continue Reading “Baling Hay By Hand”

The war on the homefront continues

We are battling time. We set a goal for ourselves to have our house listed on the market by Memorial Day weekend. Did I mention that we made this decision only about two or three weeks ago? We probably could have given ourselves a… Continue Reading “The war on the homefront continues”

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