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Lightning crackles with approximately 30 million volts of electricity, so without the proper precautions, a strike to your home or outbuildings might mean disaster. Radio interview source: Kim Loehr...
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When you buy insurance for your home, don't forget the outbuildings on your property as well. If you have a loss to the barn or shed, you'll be glad to have insurance.
Radio interview source: Jerry Hillard, Farm Sales Director, Nationwide Insurance Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below If outbuildings are insured under a homeowner policy, they...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Call a professional Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Kim Loehr, marketing communications consultant, Lightning Protection Institute Every...
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Thieves are opportunistic, especially if they find easy pickin's in a darkened, rural shed or outbuilding. Deter thieves by making it hard for them to grab the valuables inside. Radio interview...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Hard work Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Chuck Schwab, ag and biosystems engineer, Iowa State University Extension We had a sump pump installed...
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Take your favorite book and head outside to your own screened-in gazebo getaway.
Gazebo getaway Forget about running endless errands. Forget about mowing the ever-growing lawn. Forget about everything. It is a perfect Ferris Bueller kind of day to spend lazing around outside...
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A lot of people are opting for a building with a canvas-like covering because it's cost-effective and versatile. Some people use fabric buildings as workshops, or to store hay or equipment....
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When sandbags are piled together, they create a strong, protective barrier against floods. Earthbags, filled with sand, volcanic rock, and other materials, provide a sustainable building alternative...
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A guest house can provide pleasant memories for visitors and serve other purposes when you're not playing host.
When you live in the country, extended visits from family and friends are the norm. A detached guest house gives everyone more space and privacy, and can be less expensive than building an addition...
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If you need to dry wood for projects, there are options. You can let it sit outside in the sun or dry it in a kiln.Get the best of both worlds by building a solar kiln.
Radio interview source: Lucas Peters, How-to-Editor, WOOD Magazine Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below For the do-it-yourself woodworker, a homemade solar kiln can dry lumber in as...

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