chicken
Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

Using Existing Structures for Chicken Coops

There are many benefits to raising your own chicken. Taking care of chicken though, is like any other pet. You have to prepare a place for them to live, know what food they can eat, and learn how to shelter them from the elements. Backyard Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

3 Helpful Hints to Prep for the Winter

Winter is on the horizon, which for many of us means snow, ice, and wind. These helpful tips from the The Mother Earth News Almanac will help you stay prepared through the long winter months. WOOD ASHES DE-SKID DRIVEWAY Here it Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Container Plants Healthy

Every time we proudly set a newly-potted plant on the kitchen windowsill, we feel hopeful and confident that this time things will be different: this time, that container plant will thrive! It will flourish and blossom and bloom beyond Read More

mushroom-equipment
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Mushroom Hunting Equipment

Not long ago mushrooms were seen as having little nutritional value. They were added to salads, in sauces, or on pizza. Recently, mushrooms have been shown to have nutritonal and medicinal benefits. Many of these types of mushrooms can be Read More

gardening-picutre
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

6 Tips to Make Your Christmas Tree Last Longer

If you are cutting a tree to bring inside for the holiday season you want to make sure it is fresh and kept it water. The fresher the tree, the longer it will last. Here are some tree tips for picking and taking care, from Tennessee & Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

How Does Welding Work?

You’ve seen the movie “Love Actually,” right? And, since the film was made in 2003 and spoilers don’t exist at this point, you know that its whole premise is based on the declaration: “love actually is all around.” Well, substitute “love” Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens: Java Chicken

Need a comprehensive overview of every breed of chicken ‘round the world, plus tried-and-true insight into raising your own flock? Author Christine Heinrichs has got you covered. The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens is a photo-filled Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Taking Care of Trees and Shrubs in the Winter

There’s something so balanced and necessary about the quietude of winter, even--and especially--for our gardens. In Prairie and Plains States Month-by-Month Gardening, Cathy Wilkinson-Barash shares helpful tips for putting shrubs and trees Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Welding Safety Essentials

Welding is a useful skill, but can be very dangerous. It is very important to make sure you have the proper protective equipment before starting any welding project. Here is a list of some important safety gear. Get more in Learn to Weld by Read More

This potting bench has a 28 × 71" top and is built with four 2 × 4s and three standard-size decking boards. The handy pot shelf
below the bench top is made with a cutoff from one of the deck boards.
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Improve Your Workspace with a Potting Bench

Today we’re focusing on the center of a Venn Diagram that combines DIY projects, gardening, and outdoor living. We’re sharing step-by-step instructions for building your own garden bench from Black & Decker’s Complete Outdoor Builder, Read More

cows
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Why Keep a Cow?

Cows are amazing creatures, and offer us so much. If you are ever planning to live off the land on your own, you should get a cow. Don't know how to raise a cow? That's fine, get all the tips and tricks in The Family Cow Handbook. Here is Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Fall Window Dressing

The weather may be getting colder, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy gardening with beautiful plants in the fall! Add some color and pizzazz to the outside of your home with these beautiful fall window dressings from Container Gardening Read More