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How to Build a Leopold Bench—even in the winter!!

I recently finished shooting some instructional videos with Storey Publishing to promote “The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects.” Here’s a link to the video on how to build an Leopold Bench—one of my all time favorite (and easiest) projects.

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Spike’s launching a new book

I’ll be launching my  fourth book—The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects—March 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library. I’ll build a project from the book, examine the resurgence of backyard homesteading and discuss the challenges of creating a multi-faceted non-fiction book.

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

It’s fun, it’s free. It may even be slightly educational. Books will be available through Valley Booksellers of Stillwater. The book includes a wide range of projects including:

  • A potting bench
  • Garden cart made from a single sheet of plywood
  • A PVC Hoop greenhouse
  • A quintet of raised bed gardens
  • A flowerpot smoker
  • About 75 other projects

For more information go to The Storey Publishing website