Garden Decorations: DIY Clay Pot Lighthouse

Garden Decorations: DIY Clay Pot Lighthouse Are you so excited for the snow to melt, the spring to come, and the ground to thaw? Can you not wait for spring to come so that you can spend your days outside and in your garden? If you are having trouble containing your excitement and need a …

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15 Great Rubber Band Hacks for Everyday Life

15 Great Rubber Band Hacks for Everyday Life Rubber bands get left around my home from discarded packaging, and my rubber band ball is growing to be bigger than a grapefruit. Pretty soon I was thinking I could let the kids take it out and use it as a basketball, but I can’t help but …

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Get an Early Start of your Vegetable Garden

Get an Early Start of your Vegetable Garden We are all getting ready to enjoy the summer. The extra dose of daylight, the warm sun rays gleaming down, and of course the delicious pickings from your vegetable garden are all thoughts to keep us warm through the last bits of winter. In fact, it is …

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Build A Crystal Radio That Takes NO Batteries

Build A Crystal Radio That Takes NO Batteries The simplest radio of all is the Crystal Receiver. This is the radio that soldiers in foxholes during World War 1 built out of scraps of wire, rusty razor blades, and telephone headsets. The crystal radio needs no battery power at all! It runs off of the …

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DIY Build, Wood Stove Heat Exchanger

DIY Build, Wood Stove Heat Exchanger The image you see above is a wood stove heat exchanger. This metal box inserted directly into your existing flue pipe.  As the hot flue gas travels upwards through this box it heats steel heat exchanging tubes that travel through the whole container. The nine holes in the image above …

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Homesteader 411: How to Live with Less

Homesteader 411: How to Live with Less Living with less not only requires us to curb our unnecessary spending habits and recycle, but it can also mean clearing out un-needed clutter from our lives. As we rake up years of activities, hobbies, and club memberships, we also wind up collecting extra t-shirts, papers, musical instruments, …

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5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants When spring arrives so do those annoying mosquitoes. Instead of going the chemical route, here is a collection of mosquito repelling plants to make mosquito control more natural. The days are finally getting slightly longer, the snow is (slowly!) beginning to melt, and spring officially arrives in just a …

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Easy Access Raised Garden Bed

Easy Access Raised Garden Bed Raised garden beds are a great way grow vegetables above waterlogged ground. I know not every gardener has to deal with waterlogged ground but raised garden beds are still ideal for many other reason such as, they are easier to keep your vegetables separate from the rest of the surrounding garden. …

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