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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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These creative chicken coops, meant to house four hens, were designed by students in the architecture program at Iowa State University.
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These creative chicken coops, meant to house four hens, were designed by students in the architecture program at Iowa State University.
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These creative chicken coops, meant to house four hens, were designed by students in the architecture program at Iowa State University.
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These creative chicken coops, meant to house four hens, were designed by students in the architecture program at Iowa State University.
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Add some interest to your landscape with a pavilion.
Building a garden pavilion provides a versatile addition to your landscape. Gatherings with friends and family, weddings, and outdoor dining are just a few of the possibilities. Kevin Boyle is a...
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Sheds are often one of the most over-looked buildings on an acreage. Create a unique space for your homestead using Studio Shed, a shed that adds storage and style.
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Find new life for an old barn by salvaging the wood. Reclaimed wood is perfect for many uses and lets you preserve a part of history.
Radio interview source: Kenny Goodwin, Owner, Wisconsin Barn Board & Beam Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Keeping salvaged wood from old barns has its...
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Shopping for the right gate gets confusing when you have to decipher gauges. Choosing a gate by weight rather than gauge gives you a clearer picture of strength.
Radio interview source: Todd Harne, Plant Manager, Tarter Tube Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Metal, wood, wire, and vinyl gates are great gate options,...

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