Lawn - Garden

A wooden garden shed can provide you with many benefits. Many homeowners consider building their own garden shed to store garden tools, landscaping equipment and other supplies. Some will also use this building for a safe environment to establish seedlings before moving them outdoors. A garden shed may be larger or smaller in size, and it can add function and convenience alike to your gardening experience. Before you start building your own garden shed, however, there are a few things you should consider fully.

Home Tech

Every homeowner and renter wants to feel comfortable in their home. You never want to feel like you need to worry when you lock your door and drive to work for the day. The problem is, in today’s turbulent economy, more and more home burglars are breaking into homes and taking valuable items. In fact, home burglaries make up about 90 percent of the non-violent crime in the nation. You do not want to fall victim to home burglars just because you are not prepared. The best way to protect yourself in this situation is to invest in a monitored alarm system. Choosing the best alarm system and...

Green Home

For many regions of the country, drought can cause a serious problem with water shortages, high temperatures, and little or no rain. Luckily, the rise in popularity of earth friendly living has created a movement of people catching and harvesting rain water in order to use it for a variety of different projects and other uses in times of need. Installing a rain catchment system can be done at home without the help of professionals, though extremely complex rain harvesting and rain water treatment systems can also be installed by professionals. By taking a look at your water needs, budget, and the...

Home Improvement
25
January

A basement that develops water damage can cause serious consequences for your home. Water can cause foundation problems, mold and mildew. Repairing the damage can cost tens of thousands of dollars if it is caught late in the process. However, if you spot the warning signs early, you can decrease the amount of money it will cost to repair the damage. If you are considering purchasing a home, these warning signs can help prevent you from purchasing a home that will need immediate repairs to be completed.

Cooking
22
January

Choosing a set of kitchen knives is a decision that any home-owner should not take lightly. Having a good set of quality knives helps to make cooking much easier, and selecting a great set is an investment. Although knives can be expensive, with proper care and maintenance, uses can expect to have the same set for many years to come.

Pets

How To Build A Chicken Coop

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15
May

Raising chickens is a great hobby that provides you with fresh eggs, meat and fertilizer for your garden. As with any animal, chickens require some form of housing. This usually entails the building of a chicken coop. You don’t need special carpentry skills or overly complicated plans. Chickens will be happy and healthy as long as you meet their basic needs.

Urban Homesteading Explained

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23
November

Sustainable living has become a popular option for those seeking a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Also known as urban homesteading, this movement has become a way of life for those who have suffered economic trouble through loss of a job, illness or the accumulation of too much debt. Others choose this lifestyle to reduce their carbon footprint and cut their dependence on mass production.

Urban Homesteading Today

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20
November

Urban homesteading is a comprehensive term describing the practice of providing for one’s own needs in an urban residential setting. It can be practiced through home gardening, conservation of resources such as water and electricity, and even raising small livestock for personal consumption. Urban homesteading serves multiple purposes, including self sufficiency and environmental conservation.

What is Homesteading?

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16
November

Homesteading is a term that goes back as far as the 1860’s when the United States Congress passed the Homestead Act, which gave ownership of 160 acres of land to a family if they were able to live on and cultivate it for five years. It was how the west was settled and the term has come back up in modern times, but in a different sense.

13
November

Raising Rabbits for Food PurposesIn the past, many Americans raised rabbits for food. Not only was this food source essential for families for their own nutrition, but in some cases rabbit meat provided extra income in exchange for little cost and effort. Though less common today, raising rabbits specifically for meat has gained renewed interest as people have an increasing desire to grow or raise their own food for health and economic purposes. Rabbit meat is low in fat and cholesterol when compared to other meats making it a healthy choice for those who are on calorie or cholesterol limited diets. This quality of rabbit meat also makes it a desired product in restaurants and health food stores, where the meat can be sold for extra income.

09
November

How to Breed Rabbits in Your BackyardDespite the old adage, breeding rabbits in your backyard isn’t as simple as it sounds. For starters, your city’s ordinances or homeowners’ association may not allow it. It also takes time, money and research to produce healthy bunnies in a responsible manner.