Turn a Storage Bin Into A Mini Greenhouse

To recount some of the greatest moments in human history, you’d have to include the ability to start a fire. And the invention of the wheel. Maybe the development of the automobile or achieving flight. But I would also say…

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Laundry Detergent For $2 Per Year!

Today, we started a little homestead project that I’ve been wanting to try for years. Homemade Laundry Detergent

Let’s face it. Laundry Detergent is dadgum expensive! $10-15 for a gallon of some chemical-packed, perfume-laden slime in a fancy bottle…

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The World's Only Buckshot Distressed Sign

When we first started making hand-painted signs, back in 2015, we really didn’t have a clue. I mean really. We had no idea what we were doing, and we certainly had no idea about what people actually wanted. 

So part…

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How To Build a Simple Wooden Solo Cup Holder

How many times have you gotten together with friends or family, and struggled to keep everyone's plastic drink cups in order? Or worse yet, tried to keep up with a Sharpie so everyone can write their name on their cup…

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Building A Simple Affordable Carpenter Bee Trap

One of my favorite things is when friends and customers send us suggestions for things to make. I don’t always trust myself when brainstorming project ideas, so getting it straight from the horse’s mouth is always best! 

With Spring in…

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How to Give Wood A Weathered Look

Here at Apple Valley Farm, we use a LOT of reclaimed wood. And in case you don't know, that means we rarely have a lot of control over how it's going to look before we paint on it!

But one…

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