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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Construct a Copper Pipe Pot Rack

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Building with Secondhand Stuff shows you how to collect low-cost materials and use them to create incredible projects. This pot rack uses copper pipes, making it the perfect industrial piece to add Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

A Perry for Your Thoughts: Homebrewing Pear Cider

Poor pears. They’re never quite number one in the English language, are they? As Wendy Tweten and Debby Teashon point out in Gardening for the Homebrewer, pears are distinctly overshadowed when it comes to phrases like “apple of my eye,” Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Use IPM to Problem Solve

Are there pests wreaking havoc in your garden? Find which pests are causing trouble and how to deal with them with these tips from New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a way to Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Grow Native: Eastern Purple Coneflower

Your yard can be gorgeous with the use of native plants! These Eastern Purple Coneflowers are great for attracting hummingbirds and are commonly used as an herbal remedy for pain and skin issues. Grow Native shows you how to grow and Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

DIY Drop-Down Wall Cabinet

Plastic shelving can't stand the wear and tear of the outdoors. Add a bit of extra storage to your patio or shed with this drop-down wall cabinet from the Black & Decker Complete Guide to Patios - 3rd Edition. Store unsightly Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

The Family Cow Handbook: How will You Feed Your Cow?

How many times have you looked at the plastic jug in your hand and thought, “There must be a better way to get fresh milk”? There is. Here’s author Philip Hasheider’s expert advice: Start with a few acres of grassland in the country Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

What’s REALLY in Your Dog’s Food?

Deciding what dog food to feed your pup can be confusing: a trip down an aisle at the pet food store yields a barrage of bags, cans, coolers, and colorful ads for all types of dog food, each proclaiming itself to be the very best. But Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Best Plants for Southwest Gardens

Growing crops in the southwest is a gardeners dream. Though there is dealing with the issue of droughts, the weather is simply unbeatable. Year round sunshine offers the opportunity to grow goods in all seasons. The following excerpt from Read More

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Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

The Farmall Tractor: An Iconic Lineage

When it comes to a legacy of innovation, the Farmall tractor is an iconic example, tracing its lineage over the last nearly 100 years. In Farmall: The Red Tractor That Revolutionized Farming, the history of the Farmall is followed from the Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

5 Rules for Your Square Foot Garden Location

Happy World Square Foot Gardening Day! Today marks the 40th anniversary of Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening method. We're celebrating with these tips at finding the perfect location for your square foot garden from Mel's All New Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

5 Bees from Around the World

There’s something captivating about seeing—really seeing—something you’ve “seen” all your life, but rarely with a detailed eye. Bees are part of the landscape, industriously creating intricate societies all around, and engineering the Read More

Fruit jars, circa 1850s to 1860s. The flanged lip of the jar on the left—the oldest of the group—was constructed as a means to tie string or rawhide to keep the closure intact, which itself may have been rawhide or even paper. The center jar’s
closure incorporated a flat disk that fit inside the channel; hot wax was poured into the reservoir to complete the seal. The jar on the right would have been closed with a simple stopper.
Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

The History of the Mason Jar

In this ever-advancing world, its easy to take even the most revolutionary inventions for granted. One that's never wavered in popularity but never seems to get the credit it deserves is the unbelievably versatile mason jar! There are Read More