Mouse Bait, Insulated Chicken Coop, Grow Potatoes, and Other Country Lore

This installment of a regular homesteading feature examines a novel type of mouse bait, an insulated chichen coop, and the method one family uses to grow potatoes.



145 country lore - insulated chicken coop interior
Thinking an insulated chicken coop would provided a warmer, happier home for their chickens, Pierette and C.J. Miller stapled plastic sheeting to the wall studs and filled the space with packing peanuts.
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145 country lore - insulated chicken coop exterior
Exterior of the insulated chicken coop.
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145 country lore - scott hixenbaugh, grow potatoes
12 year old Scott Hixenbaugh, with the cows on his family's West Virginia farm, has a good handle on how to grow potatoes.
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145 country lore - ice cream cupcakes
Bake cupcake batter in ice cream cones. Viola! Ice cream cupcakes.
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