Recent Blog Posts

  • What to Do With Rotten Pumpkins

    November 1, 2015
    Pumpkins are popular fall decorations, but eventually they will soften and rot. They don't need to be destined for the trash, however – there are great ways to recycle rotten pumpkins and be sure they are useful even if they aren't the prettiest decorations anymore.
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  • Raking Leaves: Bag or Mulch?

    October 15, 2015
    Autumn leaves with their vibrant hues against a rich blue sky can be beautiful, but they can be a homeowner's ugly nightmare when they pile up on the lawn.
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  • Advantages Of Prepping Your Garden This Fall

    October 1, 2015
    It feels like just the other day I was relaxing in the sun with my shades on while breathing in the smell of fresh flowers as the wind blew by. Now it’s officially fall and there’s no looking back.
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  • How to Pick the Best Spots for Your Trail Cams

    September 15, 2015
    Trail cams are ideal for monitoring trails and feeding areas, capturing videos or photos of visiting wildlife and planning hunts or wildlife watching, but if your cameras are in the wrong spot, you will get inadequate views with poor quality or even no views at all.
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  • Using WD-40 to Clean Tools

    September 1, 2015
    There are only a few things on this planet that are known to fix nearly anything. WD-40 is one of them --I'm sure that duct tape and bailing twine are near the top of that list, as well. One of the many uses of WD-40 that you may not have thought of, is cleaning tools.
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  • Roof Repair vs Roof Replacement: Which do I need?

    August 15, 2015
    Replacing the roof is something that most homeowners dread. The average national cost for tearing off and replacing an old roof in 2014 was nearly $12,000. The good news is that this expense does not come along very often.
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  • Tips for Removing a Stripped Screw

    August 1, 2015
    A stripped screw can make the simplest of jobs a real pain in the neck.
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  • Exterior Colors to Help Make Your House Stand Out

    July 15, 2015
    We all want our homes to stand out. It’s not so difficult in a rural setting, but in a suburban setting where there are rows of homes, a little individuality goes a long way.
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  • Weekend Project: Replace or Install Porch Screening

    July 1, 2015
    If you have an older home with a screened in porch, then the method used to install the screening is probably the same method that’s been around forever. This usually involves stretching large portions of screening while nailing or stapling every few inches.
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  • Natural Ways to Deter Deer

    June 15, 2015
    Deer may be elegant, attractive wildlife, but they can be some of the worst backyard and garden pests as they damage trees, eat gardens and flowerbeds, trample foliage and leave feces throughout the yard. While fences can be effective at keeping deer away, harsh barriers can also be eyesores.
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  • Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

    June 1, 2015
    A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by.
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  • Stop Grubs From Killing Your Lawn

    May 15, 2015
    Grubs are small but mighty pests, causing a lot of lawn damage and frustrating homeowners. Fortunately, there are easy steps to protect lawns and minimize any risk of grub infestations or extensive damage.
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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    May 1, 2015
    No matter how well you care for your lawn, some pests and problems are bound to appear, but you can be prepared for these top 10 common lawn and garden problems and take steps right away to minimize any unwanted difficulties.
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  • How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog

    April 15, 2015
    Good food is the key to good health and a long life for your dog, but there are dozens of dog foods to choose from.
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  • Spring Fix-Ups: Creative Ways to light Your Patio

    April 1, 2015
    As the temperatures rise, your living space can finally extend to the outdoors once again.
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  • Recycling Down on the Farm

    March 15, 2015
    Everyone knows the value of recycling, but the more creative the recycling down on the farm, the more farmers can save both money and materials by meeting their equipment needs in unique and sustainable ways. Compost Composting is the easiest and most familiar type of farm recycling.
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  • Fixing the Garage Door Yourself

    March 1, 2015
    The tools required for fixing a garage door are usually those that the average homeowner already possesses. Basically, if you have a screwdriver (phillips and flathead), pliers, adjustable wrench, and a couple of C-clamps, you should be all set.
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  • Dental Care Tips for Your Pet

    February 15, 2015
    Healthy teeth and gums are essential for all pets, from chewing and eating to grooming, defense and clean breath. With just a few steps, pet owners can keep their pet's mouth healthy and avoid a range of unpleasant and dangerous health issues that result from poor dental care.
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  • February Gardening Tips

    February 1, 2015
    Even in the middle of winter, gardeners can plan for a bountiful harvest, and because February is the shortest winter month, spring is that much closer!
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  • Need More Space? An Organized Closet Can Help!

    January 1, 2015
    It doesn’t take long to fill up a closet. Though we often start with the best of intentions, keeping closets organized can be quite a struggle. There are many reasons why closets get away from us.
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  • Power Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

    January 1, 2015
    Owning a home, means maintaining a home. In order to do so properly, there is a basic arsenal of power tools that each homeowner should have at their disposal. If space is an issue, a homeowner should choose tools that are multifaceted, making the most effective use of the workshop storage space.
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  • Build a Firewood Storage Box

    December 1, 2014
    If you have a wood stove or a fireplace in your home, then you more than likely have dealt with the issue of storing your firewood. While the bulk of your wood naturally would be kept outdoors, there needs to be a way of keeping a ready supply indoors near the stove or fireplace.
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  • Recycle Your Tree After the Holidays

    December 1, 2014
    A Christmas tree is more than a Christmas tree if you recycle it to help wild birds after the holidays. There are several ways you can turn this ultimate Christmas decoration into the ultimate assistance for birds once you are ready to take it down.
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  • Stock Up on Winter Essentials

    November 1, 2014
    The weather can change rapidly in late autumn and winter may be here before you know it. Stocking up on essential supplies is best done well before the season shifts when severe storms, icy roads and dangerous conditions can make it too difficult to get to a store.
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  • Winterizing Your Barn

    November 1, 2014
    It is essential to protect your barn from winter storms, and doing so will help keep your equipment safe and your livestock healthy through the long winter months.
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