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Moving a ½ ton Vertical Milling Machine (almost) by yourself

Moving a ½ ton Vertical Milling Machine (almost) by yourself

Sometimes around the homestead we need to move large heavy things. I discovered when working on the sawmill that I could move logs weighing over a ton by myself, if I was patient and thoughtful, not to mention careful. For the logging operation I eventually […]

An Incubator for Christmas!

An Incubator for Christmas!

I am so very excited about my Christmas present from my sweet husband! We agreed not to buy each other anything this year, and technically he didn’t, but he put a lot of work and time and ingenuity into a present for me. He actually spent […]

Shopping Spree Frugal Style!

Shopping Spree Frugal Style!

This past week, we saw an ad for a dishwasher for $75 and decided to look into it. We had originally planned to buy a new dishwasher, because of past experience with used ones, and buy all the other appliances used. However, this one was […]

Evaporative Cooler

Evaporative Cooler

They are called evaporative chillers or swamp coolers. They work on the principle that heat is required to evaporating water so if the water evaporates it takes heat out of the air as the water turns into gas. Evaporative coolers work best in low humidity so […]

Solar Fence

Solar Fence

Generally speaking, solar power is not an acceptable alternative energy source. In most cases it is simply too expensive and too inefficient for practical applications. I am no proponent of solar energy but that is not to say it does not have its place on […]

Potato tire update

Potato tire update

The potatoes have grown all the way up through 3 tires. It would be fun to try more, but we are out of tires…maybe next year. Now they can just grow up and over the sides. When they die back, we will unveil and see […]



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