The Art of Mail Armor

Mail Armor Picture yourself in a full set of shining mail armor at your next reenactment, fair or costume party. And the best part is that you can say you made it yourself. The Art of Mail Armor shows you how to start with a piece of wire and end with a finished garment that costs a […] Continue reading →

Freezing Peppers

peppers I always end up growing a lot of peppers each year, partly because I like peppers, but mostly it is because it is the one plant I can grow. There are lots of ways to preserve peppers, I have shown how to dry peppers using a Ristra, you can pressure can them, you can make […] Continue reading →

Refurbishing Garden Tools

Tool handles need work to stay in shape I had a bunch of old garden tools that needed refurbishing, I know that common wisdom says not to paint shovels, but I used a tough paint, and frankly I thought it looked nice. The real work in refurbishing garden tools was in the handles.  I took a lot of time sanding down the wooded […] Continue reading →

Easy Meatloaf Recipe using Stuffing

Meatloaf Today’s post is about a very cool way to make meatloaf.  Due to schedules, we are always looking for simple meals that don’t take a lot of effort. Meatloaf has been one staple in our house, but I love to tinker with recipes and sometimes it doesn’t turn out like I want.  However, since I […] Continue reading →

The Blacksmith’s Craft

The-Blacksmiths-Craft The Blacksmith’s Craft contains everything you need to know to make and repair your own metal tools, household items, hardware, or farm equipment. It is full of simple and clear instructions, supplemented by step-by-step photography, and shows how to build a forge, make or acquire tools, and use those tools to create items of lasting […] Continue reading →