Monday , February 20 2017

Keeping “Cooped Up” Chickens Warm in Winter

Keeping “Cooped Up” Chickens Warm in Winter

Keeping “Cooped Up” Chickens Warm in Winter  Funny thing about chickens is that they seem always to be the “butt” of jokes. Everyone is always making “chicken jokes” – poor things. I live smack dab in the middle of the state of Nebraska – the prairie, and chickens are plentiful. …

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Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead

Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead

Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead  Adding trees to your property is “organically” a good idea – meaning, it is one essential “part” of the “whole” that makes up homestead living. Without the best choices, something is missing. The four main things to look for when choosing homestead trees are beauty, usefulness, …

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16 Rubber Band Uses To Help With Everyday Life

18 Rubber Band Uses To Help With Everyday Life

18 Rubber Band Uses To Help With Everyday Life The simple rubber band has to be one of those nifty little items that costs next to nothing and yet has so many uses. i always keep a bag of them in my draw just in case i need them. You already know …

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Alternative Ways To Use Tension Rods Around Your Home

15+ Alternative Ways To Use Tension Rods Around Your Home

Alternative Ways To Use Tension Rods Around Your Home The tension rod is often overlooked in it’s capabilities. While a lot of us use it for the obvious of hanging a curtain, there are so many other things that you can do with one. This post shows 15+ ideas of …

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Off Grid Window Box Solar Heater Doubles As a Sun Oven!

Off Grid Window Box Solar Heater Doubles As a Sun Oven!

Off Grid Window Box Solar Heater Doubles As a Sun Oven! Solar heaters are gaining popularity and with good reason- they provide FREE heat. This design uses solar fans to move the heat into the room so its totally off grid and will work during a power outage. Because it …

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Ice Cream Bread Recipe

How To Make Ice Cream Bread

Ice Cream Bread Recipe If you love dessert, this is one of the most wonderful news of all time: Ice cream bread exists and it only requires a couple if  ingredients. How have you lived your life without knowing this? It’s kind of tragic, but better late than never. Here’s how to make …

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How To Crochet Adult Socks

How To Crochet Adult Socks

How To Crochet Adult Socks  This free pattern of how to make homemade simple crocheted socks will produce wonderful warm socks to keep your feet toasty in the winter. While knitting has seemed the first thing to pop into people’s heads when they think about yarn crafts, its cousin, crochet, …

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How To Convert An Old Washing Machine Into a Water Powered Generator

How To Convert An Old Washing Machine Into a Water Powered Generator

How To Convert An Old Washing Machine Into a Water Powered Generator -New Improved model- WARNING: This video is intended for information purposes only, working with electricity can be dangerous, If you are not qualified, please consult an electrician before attempting any wiring shown in this video. I’ve been living …

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How To Convert a Ceiling Fan Into a Wind Generator

How To Convert a Ceiling Fan Into a Wind Generator

How To Convert a Ceiling Fan Into a Wind Generator Learn to make your own diy wind turbine! Whether you are living off the grid, or just want to generate some extra energy for the home, these diy Wind turbine ideas will have you generating your own electricity in no time. This …

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Build a Simple PVC Water Well Hand Pump

PVC Water Well Hand Pump

Build a Simple PVC Water Well Hand Pump  Parts List for Hand Pump for Water Well Using PVC Pipe and Fittings This goes with the Schematic Diagram A – 1 inch PVC Schedule 40 pipe B – 3/4 inch PVC Schedule 40 pipe C – 1 1/4 inch PVC Schedule 40 …

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14 Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself

14 Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself!

14 Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself One of my all time favorite outdoor activity to do in the summer (well any time of the year really ) is to invite my friends and family over, and gather around the fire pit. They’re great for making s’mores and they give …

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