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Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

6 Unique and Rare Tractors

Over the many years of farming there have been many different types of tractors produced.They came in all shapes and sizes to better perform the tasks each individual farmer might need. Like anything, some models were a huge success, while Read More

Solar-powered house. DIY Solar Projects by Eric Smith
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Finding the Solar Electric System That Works for You

Most homeowners know the pain of a high electric bill during the summer and early fall months. Between running an air conditioner, a dehumidifier, and your usual lights and appliances, a summer heat wave can quickly turn into an Read More

A stand of fast-growing trees, like these aspens, will create an effective windbreak for your property just a few years after saplings are planted.
Gardening
Gardening

What’s a Windbreak, and How Do I Plant One?

Wind saps heat from homes, forces snow into burdensome drifts, and can damage more tender plants in a landscape. To protect your outdoor living space, build an aesthetically pleasing wall—a “green” wall of trees and shrubs—that will cut the Read More

shesheds
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Creative and Inspiring She Sheds

We've all heard of the man cave, but it's time for the ladies to have a space of their very own! Check out the video below for some awesome and inspiring photos from She Sheds to help get your started in creating a cozy getaway right in Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

28 Foods and Plants that are Toxic to Your Cat

We know chocolate is bad for dogs, but which foods and plants are bad for our toxic to our feline friends? Trust us, we know how hard it can be to resist sharing your meal with those big, begging eyes. This list from The Complete Guide to Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Make a Shoe Rack from a 5-Gallon Bucket

Colder weather is upon us, friends, and so is the season of snowy, drippy, muddy, icy shoes and boots. Say farewell to soggy shoe puddles, and say hello to dry, organized footwear with this easy DIY shoe rack made from a 5-gallon Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Top 10 Safety Tips for Home Wiring

Safety should be the primary concern of anyone working with electricity, and Black & Decker’s Advanced Home Wiring, Updated 4th Edition, is here to help with a top ten list of home wiring safety tips. Although most household Read More

River birch
Gardening
Gardening

Growing Deer-Resistant Plants

Deer can be devastating visitors to the garden, defoliating the landscape like a swarm of locusts. Your prized specimens can be ruined overnight and some plants such as pine, spruce, arborvitae, and juniper often do not recover. While Read More

re-grow-veggie
Gardening
Gardening

How to Regrow Vegetables from Kitchen Scraps

Fresh, organic vegetables can be expensive. Growing your own can help with the cost, but you still have to factor in the cost of seeds. That is, unless you regrow your vegetables from kitchen scrap!  There are certain vegetables that you Read More

The key to creating a successful home landscape with native plants is to understand the natural plant communities that once covered your part of the country and work toward successfully incorporating them into your gardens and landscape. Nature is truly the best garden designer, and you will never go wrong if you attempt to imitate it. This garden in Texas includes ‘Henry Deulberg’ blue salvia, Turk’s cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii), redflower false yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora), big muhly grass (Muhlenbergia lindheimer), little bluestem, and blackfoot daisy (Melampodium leucanthum). Photo: Catriona Erler / Grow Native
Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

What are Native Plants and Why Should We Use Them?

Maybe you’re familiar with native plants and the multifaceted roles they play in our ecosystem, or like many of us, maybe you’re somewhat new to their many benefits. Some of us tend to think of wildflowers when we hear the term “native Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

How to Reclaim a Cast Iron Skillet

Typically, when you have questions about topics ranging from “how do I invest my money” to “how do I make the perfect scrambled eggs,” you turn to a wide range of sources. You seek out tips, advice, how-to guides, and maybe even your Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Build Your Own Custom Dog House Castle

Dog houses are not a must have, but if your dog spends a lot of time outside it might be nice for them to have a place to take shelter. A dog house provides comfort and shelter from the elements for your pet. You can buy a dog house or make Read More