This isn't a post about food or plants, but I thought some folks might be interested in the general "homemade" aspect! My gentleman and one of our friends recently took a primitive skills class and got to make their own bows. While they hung out and made arrows, I made a rag rug.
The full blog post about it is here.
Here they are using the bows for the first time on Sunday:
One of the arrows, with fletching made out of a chicken wing feather:
And the rag rug (directions for how to make one are on the blog post):