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Fall Gardens

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Since our seasons in this part of North America are so short, I’ve often entertained building a green house. After the house fire though my building projects are already too many to count ...

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Make Compost

Cutting the Grass - Composting the Clippings

You can make compost to save money on soil enhancements and it is a really nice way to use up garden and household waste. You’ll enjoy a new level of successful growing in ...

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Gardening Tools

Easy Gardening: Pink Flowers

There are actually very few gardening tools you need, but certainly many that you can own to make the job easier! Spade Trowel Watering Can Hose …and you’re good to go! That is, ...

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Growing Herbs

Herb gardens can be fun as well as functional. This oregano is growing in a little patch of garden art.

It is not wise to try every variety on your first foray into growing herbs. Choose four or five hardy varieties of cooking herbs and experiment with different flavors and recipes. Lavender is ...

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Making Compost

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If you garden, flowers or vegetables, you are either making compost in a pile or in a bin. If you’re not, you should be. Compost heaps, bins, buckets or piles put to use ...

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Get The Best From Your Garden

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All of your hard work has paid off and you actually have a bunch of vegetables grown in your garden. You will know when they are ready simply by looking at them but ...

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Perform An Energy Audit on Your Farmhouse

Sealing cracks, upgrading fireplaces and insulation of your country home.

Why is everyone talking about an energy audit? Well, autumn has arrived, the cold air is sneaking in the cracks and renovations are in full swing. If you’ve moved to an older farmhouse ...

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Consider Heating With Natural Gas

Energy efficient natural gas. When building, if you can't afford solar or wind, consider propane or natural gas.

In the United States approximately 23% of all energy consumption is via natural gas. When we rebuilt the farm house (after the fire took everything) we had limited resources so we couldn’t go ...

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One Alternative Fuel: Ethanol

The mamona or castor bean plant can be used to create ethanol fuel.

In 1908 Henry Ford invented the Model-T car. Many people don’t know this but it was designed to run on ethanol. Henry was quoted as saying, “Ethanol is the fuel of the future.” ...

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Going Green: Fuel Efficient Cars

Future Generations need our help to save this planet. Here's one way...energy efficient vehicles.

I’ve been meaning to write about this for years. Not just fuel-efficient vehicles, but greener everything. Life does get in the way though and I find that I never have enough time to ...

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