Living the Country Life

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Have a plan in place to maintain your garden while preserving water
When it's hot and dry, your gardens need constant watering. There are efficient ways to give your plants the moisture they need and still conserve water. Most gardeners try to conserve water...
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If you want to cut heating costs, consider installing a wood furnace
A wood furnace can be the sole source of heat or used as a supplement. Chuck Gagner is the president of Woodmaster. He says first determine what size furnace you need. Look at the BTU output value of...
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The Energy Education Council has the following tips to help you increase your energy efficiency.
1. Timing is everything when it comes to energy. Electricity demand is at its highest in the afternoon and early evening. You can save money and ease stress on the electric grid by doing activities...
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Sop up messes and go easy on the environment.
When you work around machinery and tools, you're bound to occasionally spill something. Whether you use professional absorbents in your shop or kitty litter for small spills in the garage, one...
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If you farm organically and your neighbors don't, get to know them. Share your experiences to find common ground.
The demand for organically-farmed products is outpacing the supply. Many more organic farms are cropping up, sometimes near neighbors who are conventional farmers.  Organic growers can find...
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Selling junk metal can leave you with a cleaner acreage and a fatter wallet!
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We asked our readers to submit descriptions and photos of the green projects they're doing at their places. Enjoy this slideshow of great submissions.
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Straight shaft As you might expect, Craftsman's 25cc straight shaft propane-powered line trimmer whisks away grass around trees and flower beds, straightens uneven edges along driveways and...
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Peggy Sue and Owen Snoey of LaCenter, Washington, are eco-friendly. They live on five-acres and manage them in a variety of ways to enhance and preserve the environment. Different methods include...
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Lead poisoning in young children is caused by breathing or swallowing lead – and it's completely preventable.
A home that has loose or peeling paint and was built before 1978 poses a risk for lead poisoning. Mary Jean Brown is the chief of the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning branch of the Centers for...

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