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Betsy Freese shares some Living the Country Life magazine reader tips on how to shore up the buildings and make animals comfortable this winter. Click here to listen: All around the homestead
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Not everyone needs a big barn
Radio interview source: Jay Samuelson, Regional Director, Weatherstar Company   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Fancy outbuildings and barns look nice, but sometimes all you need is a...
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When you're in the workshop it's important to have the right kind of lighting. There are many selections of overhead and spot lights to make your tasks easier Radio interview source: Karena...
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Before you even hang one shelf, have a clear picture of what it is you're storing. Then break it down into the accessories you'll need to organize it all.
Plan ahead Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Doug Walker, owner, Storage Sheds Outlet My husband, Bob, just built a neat set of shelves and...
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A potting shed is an ideal place to store garden tools and get your hands dirty
When gardening season rolls around you need everything organized, and space to work.  It can be just a simple garden shed or built specifically to blend in with the garden.It takes a lot of...
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Congratulations! You finally made that move to the country. If you are lucky, your property has outbuildings to handle your outsized storage need; if not, it's time to go shed shopping.
Shed shopping First, consider why you need a storage building. Will it be used solely as a place to park large equipment? Will you hang smaller tools in it? Does it need to function as an...
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Once you're done spring cleaning the house, move on to the shed. Sweep it out and toss old chemicals so the shed is ready for gardening season. Radio interview source: Fred Whitford, Coordinator...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Possible causes Listen to this radio story (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Dick Handy, retired professor of geotechnical engineering, Iowa State University A few years ago...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Insulate your rafters Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Luke Rogers, customer services director, Innovative Insulation, Inc. I can tell that too...
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Before you construct an outbuilding on your property, take time to do some prep work. Find out about permits and local ordinances, evaluate the proximity to utilities, and assess your needs. Radio...

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