(mellow music) – Hi, I’m Catherine and this is Tanner and we are 1915 Farm and we’re gonna do some morning chores. (upbeat music) First stop is the chickens. We’re gonna get them all fed and we’re gonna move their tractor forward so they get fresh pasture. (upbeat music) So, at 1915 Farm we raise […]

Japanese Timber Frame Blacksmith Shop gets Yakisugi (焼杉) Board and Batten Siding

Shortleaf pine, air dried one year Wedging the Nuki beams tightly. These provide the buildings lateral bracing and give a place to attach walls. Reading the knots is an easy way to see where the top of the tree was. Note the diagonal knots, all pointing up from the tree’s heart. In this method we […]

Dropping Timber – “X” Marks The Spot

Welcome to Swamp Shangrila here in the heart of the South Carolina lowcountry. As you can see, we’re going to be cutting up some timber this weekend. That’s what we’ll be doing all weekend. Sitting on a downed log here. I have it marked up in twelve foot odd sections and we’ll be cutting it […]

Milling Timbers for our Front Porch Part 1

got a few trees that we dropped last year sitting up there and cut them up and use them for the front entryway so let’s get started so this tree when I fell it had been dead for quite a while you can see there’s kind of this punky rind that surrounds the outer edge […]

SWAMP BITES – What Do You Need to Start Cutting Timber?

Welcome to Swamp Bites episode two here at Swamp Shangrila – Rural Living in the heart of the South Carolina lowcountry. We are going to discuss set-up for chainsaw cutting. That is our subject matter for this episode. What do you need to start cutting timber in your backyard, your hunting lease, wherever. First thing […]

Cold Weather Gardening in the High Tunnel

Hi I’m Erin and this is Our Wyoming Life Gardening in Wyoming can be tough. We are a zone 4 with high elevation and a wind problem. Average last frost date is May 22nd. This year Erin is hoping for her first vegetable harvest on April 27th. This might work or it might not but […]

Maple Tree Identification – Make Maple Syrup – GardenFork

The LogOX Forestry MultiTool: Save Your Back With This 3-In-1 Tool!

Hi I’m Austin Roberts with the LogOX and welcome to our family wood lot. Today I’d like to introduce you to a revolutionary new forestry tool. The patented LogOX three-in-one forestry multi-tool is the perfect chainsaw sawmill and log splitter assistant. Harvesting firewood is a tradition and a business for many families, but repeatedly bending […]

Urban Homestead Grows 150 Fruit Trees in the Desert on 1/3 Acre

Alright! This is John Kohler, from ! Today I have another exciting episode for you! And here we’re standing in suburbia, and this is a very unlikely place to see a whole edible food forest garden with over a hundred fifty (150) fruit trees on about a little over a third of an acre. […]