How to Refinish a Firearm (Bluing & Stock Refinish)

How to Refinish a Firearm (Bluing & Stock Refinish)

My grandfather left me a 1920’s Remington Improved Model 6 rolling block, single shot, take down 22. rifle (wow, that was a mouth full). Shooting with the old rifle’s iron sights were a breeze and as accurate as the day it was made, but the aesthetics of the gun were pretty lacking. The barrel was rust…

How to Make a Knife Handle Out of Deer Antler

How to Make a Knife Handle Out of Deer Antler

Deer antlers make durable and attractive knife handles that can last for many years to come. First step is removing the old knife handle. I normally just burn the old handle off using a Dakota fire pit, which is just two holes dug side by side and connected to one another at the bottom forming…

Bathtub Worm Bin

Bathtub Worm Bin

Creating a worm bin is a fun way to be creative and reuse something you’d otherwise throw out. I had an old bathtub on my farm that we used to use as a water trough, but for years has just been lying unused out in a field. Check out my previous post for more information on…

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars makes a great choice for a healthy, on-the-go snack. This recipe can be as simple or complex as you’d like it to be. It’s also versatile, so you can try different combinations to keep your taste buds on their toes. Things you’ll need: Oil for greasing pans Food processer ( or chopping knife) Large…

Raising Worms

Raising Worms

Raising worms (Or vermiculture) is an easy and fun way to compost your kitchen scraps, improve you garden’s soil, supply yourself with fishing bait, and treat your chickens to a healthy snack. What kind of worms to get: When it comes to raising worms and vermicomposting not all worms are equal. Common earthworms you’d pull…

Shark Tooth Epoxy Top Table

Shark Tooth Epoxy Top Table

Before and after. I started this project with an old side table from the 40’s. The table was in bad shape when I got a hold of it. The glass top was cracked, the stain was fading, and the wood was chipped and warped in spots. An electric sander made sanding the flat surfaces a…

How to make and store homemade stock

How to make and store homemade stock

Making your own stock is a one of the easiest ways to add flavor to your dishes. It’s also smart to make your own stock considering the alternatives are high sodium canned stock or bouillon cubes, not to mention the money saved by using ingredients you’d otherwise throw out. What you’ll need: Large stock pot…

Basic Overview of Nutrition

Basic Overview of Nutrition

Nutrients are substances that are consumed by an organism to keep it alive and healthy. There are six different classes of nutrients, carbohydrates, protein, fats, water, vitamins, minerals. The first four (Carbohydrates, protein, fats, water) are called macronutrients because they make up the bulk of our diet and is what our body uses to produces…

Honey as a wound dressing

Honey as a wound dressing

After thousands of years of being used as a wound dressing honey is finally gaining the scientific evidence to back up its effectiveness2.  Honey is a power house when it comes to wound healing because it aids and accelerates the healing of the wound in multiple ways. Honey’s physical properties alone benefits wounds. Honey is…

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