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Use This Ancient Trick to Make Growing Your Own Food Easier

Sometimes the old ideas are the best. No doubt about it, the ancients knew what they were doing when it came to tapping the power of natural elements.Tom Kerr has found...

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Trials, Errors and Neighborly Advice

If complications are headed my way, I prefer to spot them from the ridge top and head them off at the pass...rather than let them ambush me in my sleep, unaware...

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Give Big Ag the Big Heave Ho…Buy Local or Grow Your Own

You go out of your way – and deeper into your wallet – to buy wholesome, healthy food. But you can still get scammed. Millions of pounds of imported food marked USDA Organic – but...

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Living My Dream Independent Life on My Terms

You'd think that doing what you love, where and when you want to do it, would be the American Dream. Not true. I've lived "The American Dream" and it's nothing like that...

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Turn Nature’s Waste into Useful Woodwork

My husband, Mike, grew up in the Rocky Mountains in Eastern Washington. His father was an underground miner who was paid by the ton of ore he produced...not by the hour...

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Become a Craftsman and Make Your Own Furniture

If someone calls you a crafty guy these days, it probably means you are sly and cunning like a fox. But back in 1600s, crafty meant you had some special skill or individual power...

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Firewood and Furniture from Our Own Land

Our 25 acres of wooded land in Ontario stretches behind a few tiny roadside homes. The far end of the property is accessible with a four-wheel drive truck. Ours is an old F-250, lovingly...

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Easy Beekeeping…and How to Get Your Buzz Back

It's easy to become disconnected from the world around you. Career pressure...traffic...coffee on the go...they can suck the life-force out of you. When did you last spend time in a garden?

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How I Made $2,500 on my First Photography Sale

Grow up, get yourself a good education, get a respectable job, work hard, and you will achieve all your dreams. Sound familiar? This is the line of thinking that permeated my early years...