3 methods for creating your own unique custom horse brushes

How To: DIY Custom Horse Brushes

A few years ago I purchased a case of wood-backed horse brushes on clearance and enjoyed using the opportunity to experiment with horse brush “upgrades”. After some trial and error I’d produced an assortment of colorful and unique horse brushes. Here’s my how-to and tips for 3 different methods of painting or decorating your own…

outdoor christmas decorations featuring equestrian english saddle, wrapped gifts, chalkboard, wreaths, silver bells, and snaffle bit

Hawk Hill Christmas Preview 2014

Each year I try to post a preview of my Christmas decorations before the rush of the holiday season begins- and then a full followup and a few tutorials during the relative quiet season of the weeks following the new year. While I’m still working on a few new decorating projects for Christmas 2014, here’s…

lining nesting boxes with this reusable material makes cleanup a breeze

Chicken Coop Upgrade: Astroturf Lined Nesting Boxes

Last Updated: [last-modified]         The Problem: Broken Eggs: When chatting up the benefits of keeping chickens, few mention the battle to keep clean, soft nesting material in a nesting box with hens that are constantly “rearranging” their nest.  If you’ve kept chickens for long, chances are you’ve found yourself cleaning raw egg out of a…

Hawk Hill’s Restored 1920’s Chicken Coop

Last Updated: [last-modified] To be fair, I’m not actually sure how old this coop is. Hawk Hill was built pre-1920’s and  the dimensions of the lumber used to build this coop and tool-marks on the interior beams, as well as the style of the foundation, seem to support this timeline. Because of construction similarities I…

Christmas At Hawk Hill 2013 (Preview)

With the colder than usual fall, and shorter-than-usual Christmas season, decorating was smashed into one whirlwind weekend this year! Although I’m still finishing up some new elements, I wanted to give my readers a preview of the tutorial I’ll be posting once Christmas retail sales slow down enough for me to have free time again.…