Halloween Dinner, Wood Hauling, Recycled Yard Waste, and Other Country Lore

Readers share their tips for Halloween dinner, wood hauling, yard waste recycling, and other homesteading needs.



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One Maine homesteader uses wire twist ties as "chicken tags" that let him know which laying hens are pulling their weight and which are ready for the stew pot.
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Whether in a pipe—or your head—a "flashlight stethoscope" can reveal the presence of plumbing leaks.
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