Category Archives: Projects

Our Next Attempt At Wine Making

This time I’m adapting a wine recipe made from supermarket fruit juices that I found on the internet Added sugar to some hot water and made a strong black tea for the tannin Then we added the juice to the … Continue reading

Posted in Every Day Stuff, Food, Projects | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Growing Potatoes

This story starts early in March We where given some seed potatoes last autumn and they have been in the garden shed all winter, I checked on them the other day and they have started to sprout, so I think … Continue reading

Posted in Every Day Stuff, Projects | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bespoke Wheelbarrow Restoration

My client (the wife) had some clear cut ideas how the restoration was going to go it had to be practical yet elegant Once the body had been had been removed from the frame and the trim and the rolling … Continue reading

Posted in Every Day Stuff, Projects | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Lamp Shade

Hate seeing things go to waste and seeing as we needed a lamp shade for the landing I recycled Ruby’s cone With the help of some zip ties and some wire it made a good lamp shade, and we can … Continue reading

Posted in Every Day Stuff, Projects | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Project Chicken Coop

Since moving the horses onto Manor Farm this summer and seeing the chickens they sell we thought it might be a fun to keep them are selves First thing we needed was a coop and looking at the price of … Continue reading

Posted in Every Day Stuff, Projects | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Indoor washing line

It’s nice and warm in the conservatory¬† in the winter, ideal place to dry the washing, using a patio umbrella base a bit of the forecourt flag pole that I used to patch up the car exhaust yesterday and the … Continue reading

Posted in Projects | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Compost Bin

A couple of months ago are local council decided to start charging us for are garden waste bin to be collected (brown bin) we opted out and I decided to recycle the bin and make a compost bin out of … Continue reading

Posted in Every Day Stuff, Projects | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Project coat hooks

The coat hooks in the kitchen cupboard have all been broken over the years Found some industrial display hooks that where being thrown out and I thought I could do something with them With a bit of a nip and … Continue reading

Posted in Every Day Stuff, Projects | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Rotten gate

The top part of are gate has been getting more and more rotten as the years go by and¬† with the dry weather we have had it has just crumbled away All repaired now and should last a good few … Continue reading

Posted in Every Day Stuff, Projects | Tagged , , | Leave a comment