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I grew up on a small acreage in Eastern Iowa. We had a barn and plenty of room for a corral, so my siblings and I raised heifers and steers as our 4-H projects. Club calves were popular projects in...
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Extend your growing season with this easy-to-build greenhouse.
If you yearn for a longer growing season, you don’t have to pack up and head south: you can simply head to your nearest home center and pick up materials to build this hoop greenhouse. It...
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You may look at the curved design of this chicken ark and ask, “Why should I spend two or three hours behind a jigsaw when I could build some-thing simpler and squarer?” There are three good...
Since the ark is mobile (it’s a four-person job), you can move your poultry to fresh pastures as needed. Your yard or pasture, in turn, will reap the benefits of the natural fertilizer left...
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With some wood, a few tools, and a weekend, you can build one of these projects!
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Just in time for Caroline’s graduation open house this weekend, the workers showed up to tear off and replace the front porch of our house. This was a project we planned last year, but the...
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Upside-down tomato planters are all the rage this season, but there's no need to spend a lot of money to buy them. Here's how to make them yourself!
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Fish ponds, chicken coops and wooded trails are just a start for this family.
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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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A great alternative to a deck or concrete slab, a brick patio allows you to create a number of stylish patterns, adding beauty to your home. Here's how to get a great look.
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These floor plans incorporate different features. Pick and choose to customize a plan of your own.

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