Project Blue Collar Ford Gets a Hi-Lift!

Project Blue Collar Ford has been going onward for quite some time. We have managed to build the ultimate working mans truck! We feel that no truck is complete without a Hi-Lift. This is an amazing tool that just works! We have used it for recovery, trail repairs, fence repairs, and many other chores! See how easy the new install of the Ford Raptor was here:

 

 

Country Barn Home with Open Porch

This Country Barn Home kit is customized with 10 & 14ft lean-tos and an open porch. Built by Sand Creek Post & Beam this wood barn home kit feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. As we search for a possible new home, you will see several that we are considering. This one looks to be on a slab, we would probably build on a basement.

Stats: 24×50, 2,376 sq. ft. total living space, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, dinning room, open porch (600 sq.ft.)

Let us know what you think below in the comment section!

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Making butter with Lehmans Best

I have always wanted to make my own butter. I even scored an antique butter churn from a local antique store for $10. I just never had the heart to use it. Then I found this great article using Lehmans butter churn.

Making Butter

Find the great article here: http://adventures-in-country-living.blogspot.com/2012/04/churning-butter-with-lehmans-best.html

 

 

 

 

Cool Pallet Projects

We see these pallet projects around the internet often. I was looking for something a little different. I wanted tasteful projects that would fit a homestead environment and they had to be simple! I see projects sometimes that seem to be super complicated and require complete disassemble of the pallet.

Here are a few that look great, yet take little effort:

The Pallet Chair:

Easy to assemble and requires little fabrication.

Pallet chair that requires little assembly.

Link: http://blog.holyscraphotsprings.com/2008/12/pallet-chair.html

Pallet Garden Organizer

This is just a cool project. Just simple beauty. Wouldn’t take more than an afternoon to complete.

Pallet Garden Organizer mounted to shed wall

Link: http://ourlittleacre.blogspot.com/2012/08/diy-my-lowes-creative-ideas-pallet.html

Pallet Garden

Love this little project. A little more work than the above, but looks to be totally worth it.

Pallet Garden

Link: http://www.jpetersongardendesign.com/2011/03/pallet-garden/

Pallet Staircase

This is just plain cool. Never thought of using them this way, but looks like an easy, sturdy setup.

Pallet Staircase

Link: http://www.readymade.com/magazine/slideshow/welcome_to_the_doghouse

Pallet Plate Rack

Nice kitchen design out of Italy.

Pallet Plate Rack

Link: http://remodelista.com/posts/slow-design-pallet-as-plate-rack-by-katrin-erens

Pallet Pot Rack

This was a neat idea. Never even thought of this, looks simple and easy.

Pallet Pot Rack

Link: http://agreenpointkitchen.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/home-improvements-pallet-pot-rack/

Pallet Shelving

I love this setup, you could easily build this. Can make it for jewelry organizer, install a mirror for over a sink. Endless possibilities.

Pallet Shelf

Link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66785598/rustic-wall-shelf-display-organizer-with