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Got Cats? Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse in the Garden!

By Blythe Pelham

Not the cats, silly! But if you live with cats, you probably deal with cat litter. If you have a lot of cats, that can mean a lot of kitty litter containers. What to do… read this post to get some ideas. Originally published in May of 2019.


All-Electric Snow Removal That’s a Breeze

By John Ivanko

Check-out this cordless snow blower, powered by a 50-volt lithium ion battery, brought to you from the fine folks at Snow Joe. Originally published in January of 2014.


Simple Holiday Homestead Decor

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

With the approach of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, a little creativity and a hands-on approach can help you to decorate your home. Originally published in September of 2019.


30 Ways to Use Firewood Ash (Video)

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

We share 30 useful tips on the many ways you can recycle and/or reuse your firewood ash.


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From Horse Barn to Wellness Center, Part 12: Health-Scare Delays and Finding Resolution

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

In the journey to remodel a horse barn into a commercial wellness center, the pandemic and a health issue delay a timely grand opening.


How to Create an Eco-Friendly and COVID-safe Halloween

By Kari Klaus, Realty Sage

Halloween is a day full of plastic decorations and visitors to your front door. Make décor eco-friendly and create socially distant trick-or-treating.


The Half-Acre Homestead: Designing the House

By Lloyd Kahn, Shelter Publications

Building, then living in, a home is like an instrument you’re constantly tuning or a book you’re continually rewriting. It’s a process that’s never over.


Get More Heat from Your Woodstove or Fireplace This Burning Season

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Learn to maximize your draft, use fire bricks and fans, and several more ways to get the most out of wood heating



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