50 DIY Projects for Your Chickens

Chicken Coops, Brooders, Runs, Swings, Dust Baths, and More!

Get ready to jump into the world of chickens, one DIY project at a time. Owning and raising chickens doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. With imagination, simple tools, and salvaged or bargain materials, you can make everything your flock needs for their health and safety.

Buying a chicken coop can be a major expense. Follow the Nowsteps provided in the book to retro fit an existing structure into a chicken palace fit for the fanciest hens. Brooders, grow out pens, and chicken runs can easily be pulled together and give your feathered family a safe place to scratch and peck.

If your chickens want fun activities, create boredom busters with the directions for a chicken swing, dust bath, outdoor roosts, front porches, and resting perches. Are you planning to raise your own sustainable flock? Building a nesting box area fit for the best broody is included. You can even set up a maternity ward and brooder pen in the coop. Dropping boards to dust baths, feeding stations to first aid, read and learn the simplest ways to provide the infrastructure and fun that your chickens need to grow and thrive. After all the project building, and chores are done, treat your flock to a delicious seasonal recipe with one of the recipes included.

From beak to talon, you’re ready to tackle the needs of your flock with 50 DIY Projects you can create on a limited budget. Let’s get started!




Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts Books

In Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts, a kind farmer gives two ducks, Margarita and Jimmy, a place on her farm. Margarita plans to thank the farmer in the only way she can do. But then the gifts go missing! What follows is a romp around the farmyard, and a search party, as the ducks try to keep a secret from the farmer, who is the only one who can help solve the mystery.

Written for ages 1 to 8, all ages will enjoy the story of how Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts came from two unwanted ducklings moving to a farm.  Duck facts scattered through out the book add interest to the story and will appeal to the inquisitive minds of little ones. 

Age level 1 – 8 years old
Pages 36
Size 8.5″ x 8.5″

Available in hardcover, softcover, and in gift sets.

The Gift Set edition for Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts includes softcover edition of the book, an adorable sturdy tote bag for books or lunch, and a plush duckling to cuddle.  

Illustrated through out with adorable full color drawings of the farm animals.

The story is based on a real life scenario that plays out on our farm each spring. I took Margarita and Jimmy in when they needed a new home. They quickly became my favorite farm couple. Watching them grow and form a bond, as ducks will do, was a privilege. They watch out for each other. And each spring, Margarita plays out the same ritual of collecting eggs and building a nest. I love the farm life we lead and was happy to write and share Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts,story with young readers, and families. 

Get your copy today!  All books ordered through this website will be signed by the author and the illustrator. 

 

Please note**  I can only calculate shipping charges for sales shipped within the United States.  For shipping to other countries please email garmanjanet@gmail.com and I will get a shipping estimate for you before you pay. 




Free Range Yarn’s Ceramic Mugs

Fun coffee mugs for the yarn-lover in your life, or maybe even for yourself!

  • If it involves yarn, crochet & coffee, count me in.
  • I turn grass into wool. What’s your superpower?
  • In the rhythm of the needles there is music for the soul.

10 ounce mug. Yarn sold separately.




Wild Patch Woolies Yarn

Variegated grey and morit from Wild Patch Woolies’ flock of CVM sheep. Beautifully processed into a soft springy worsted weight yarn by an eco friendly local mill. This yarn knits and crochets so smoothly it’s like working with air!

Approximately 11 wpi 200 yard skein.

Will come to you as a center pull ball unless otherwise requested.




Timber Creek Farm Natural Yarn

Two ply wool yarn in natural colors. Yarn is raised right on our small farm and is processed right here in Maryland by a local family owned fiber mill. The result is a yarn we are proud to offer to our customers. 

Homespun Natural 100% Border Leicester Wool

Handspun into a delightful homespun style yarn. Available in brown. Approximately 60-75 yards. The brown has a dark, rich tone.

Machine Spun Natural 100% Border Leicester Wool

You will love this soft, warm yarn for many types of knitting or crocheting projects. Available in brown.

Natural White Blended Wool

Garment soft for clothing, gloves, outerwear. The white is beautiful and will take dye nicely since it is all wool fibers. Approximately 200 yards. Available in a Pygora Mohair/Merino Top blend or in a Pygora Mohair/Alpaca/Border Leicester blend.




Timber Creek Farm Naturally Dyed Yarn

This is yarn from our own herd of naturally raised sheep, fiber goats and/or alpacas. The yarn was processed and spun by an ecologically run fiber mill in the same area. It’s soft with a beautiful sheen.

Naturally Dyed Wool Mohair Blend

Soft and absolutely stunning blend of merino, Border Leicester wool, pygora mohair, and alpaca. Naturally dyed with pokeberry. Hand-dyed 2-ply DK/worsted weight spun by machine.

Wineberry: A dark rose color.

Rose Morning: A light rose color with natural dye variation in color.

90 grams and approximately 180 yards

Teddy Bear Brown Merino Wool

So soft and perfect for any creation you are knitting or crocheting. Add it to a weaving project for a rich tone. A  lovely shade of rich brown fingering weight yarn hand-dyed using black walnut hulls.

50 grams and 210 yards




Timber Creek Top Roving

Incredibly soft and luxurious roving. Hand-spinners will love this for spinning or blending with other fibers. Perfect for felters, knitters, crocheters, or for drop spindle spinning. Fiber from our small herd and prepared by The Mill at Meadowlands. Roving is sold by the ounce. Please message me for large quantities to verify stock.

Dark Pygora/White Merino Top

Gray mixed with white makes a medium gray roving. You can over-dye the fiber to make a rich color. Type A Pygora fiber with beautiful Pygora sheen.

White Finn Top

The staple length is on the shorter side and could not be commercially spun but has enough length for hand spinning. From our Finn sheep fleeces. Can be dyed and/or felted.

 




Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts – Gift Sets

In Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts, a kind farmer gives two ducks, Margarita and Jimmy, a place on her farm. Margarita plans to thank the farmer in the only way she can do. But then the gifts go missing! What follows is a romp around the farmyard, and a search party, as the ducks try to keep a secret from the farmer, who is the only one who can help solve the mystery.

Written for ages 1 to 8, all ages will enjoy the story of how Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts came from two unwanted ducklings moving to a farm.  Duck facts scattered through out the book add interest to the story and will appeal to the inquisitive minds of little ones. 

Age level 1 – 8 years old
Pages 36
Size 8.5″ x 8.5″

Available in hardcover, softcover, and in gift sets.

The Gift Set edition for Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts includes softcover edition of the book, an adorable sturdy tote bag for books or lunch, and a plush duckling to cuddle. For just the book without the tote and plush duckling, click here.

Illustrated through out with adorable full color drawings of the farm animals.

The story is based on a real life scenario that plays out on our farm each spring. I took Margarita and Jimmy in when they needed a new home. They quickly became my favorite farm couple. Watching them grow and form a bond, as ducks will do, was a privilege. They watch out for each other. And each spring, Margarita plays out the same ritual of collecting eggs and building a nest. I love the farm life we lead and was happy to write and share Margarita and the Beautiful Gifts,story with young readers, and families. 

Get your copy today!  All books ordered through this website will be signed by the author and the illustrator. 

 

Please note**  I can only calculate shipping charges for sales shipped within the United States.  For shipping to other countries please email garmanjanet@gmail.com and I will get a shipping estimate for you before you pay. 




Farm Queen Tote Bag

tote bag

Extra large cotton canvas tote bag for carrying all of your yarn products. This bag is heavy duty and ready to store or tote around town.

This bag will be great for taking your current projects to local coffee shop, yarn shop, the park, or wherever you like to knit and crochet in public!

Designed by Fluffy Layer, makers of the egg collecting apron. 

The tote bag is a roomy 19.5 inches wide with a gusset bottom.  15 inches tall with a 10 inch drop in the handle/strap

The perfect tote for all of your farm queen yarn projects.




Habitat Housing for Rabbits

housing for rabbitsUsing habitat housing for rabbits,will change the way you look at rabbit hutches. Our tried and proven system will give your rabbits more freedom to act the way they would in a natural setting. Leaving in natural elements such as tree limbs and stumps, grasses, and some earth to dig into, allows rabbits to live as they would in the wild.

Learn how to prepare the ground to prevent the rabbits from digging out and escaping from the habitat. 

Twelve page booklet and mini plans for building a rabbit habitat in your backyard or farm.

Habitat Housing for Rabbits results in – 

  • Happier, healthier pets, or livestock rabbits
  • Easier cleanup
  • Use all the litter and manure for great compost
  • Plenty of  fresh air and sunshine while in a safe environment

Read my e-book and learn how you can build a natural, safe, predator resistant environment for your homestead rabbits.

Building plans included with plenty of photographs showing the progress.  Materials list and steps for constructing the rabbit pods and attached pens.  

Immediate download after payment!

habitat housing for rabbits




Chickens From Scratch

Chickens from Scratch celebration

By: Janet Garman

Raising Chickens the old fashioned way will be enjoyable and rewarding once you learn the basics.  Soft cover version only $12 on this website!

In Chickens from Scratch you will learn how and where to purchase your chicks, how to house, feed and care for them and ultimately enjoy the delicious fresh eggs the chickens will provide for your family. This is the sale page for the Softcover copy of Chickens From Scratch. 

For the digital e-book version click here >




Postcards Set of 5

Set of five postcards and envelopes. This set includes five of our best selling cards and will be gift wrapped in kraft paper with bakers twine ribbon. Perfect for gift-giving.

If you have a specific request please email garmanjanet@gmail.com with your postcard titles. Every effort will be made to get you the postcards you will love the most!

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photo post cards




Postcards

Introducing a wide variety of different photo postcards. Postcards include envelopes so they can also be used as note cards. Inspirational and encouraging quotes on many. All photos are my original work and depict our rural life on Timber Creek Farm.

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photo post cards




Inspiration Journal

Soft cover, 8 inch by 8 inch book filled with inspirational quotes on original photographs of our rural life on Timber Creek Farm. It comes wrapped because Brown Paper packages tied up with string are just more special and it includes an archival safe pen for recording your own inspiration quotes in the book.

Space was left blank intentionally for your use as an inspiration journal.




Crocheted Hand Warmers

Crocheted hand warmers with ribbed cuffs and embellishments. The hand warmers are made from 100% wool yarn. Hand wash in warm water using mild detergent. Do not agitate or spin dry. Squeeze excess water from the hand warmers and lay flat to dry.

Size: Medium, fits most women’s hands.