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Keep produce fresh through winter
Years ago, just about every household had a root cellar for storing summer produce. The cool, moist, and dark conditions kept fruits and vegetables crisp even through the winter. Jennifer Megyesi...
Ice dams on the roof can cause a lot of damage
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms on the edge of a roof, and prevents melted snow from draining. The water that backs up behind the dam seeps under the shingles and into the home, causing...
Tips to prevent your water pipes from freezing
One of the challenges of winter is keeping the water pipes from freezing in your outbuildings, especially when they’re not heated. Even if you live in a moderate climate, a long cold snap will...
There may be hazards that are just one spark away from tragedy
Several years ago some friends of ours lost their barn in a huge fire. Everything was destroyed, even a couple of beloved horses. Ironically, many fires start by trying to cool the animals down....
It takes a lot of time and money, but restoring an old barn brings a part of history back to life. Here are six beautiful examples of old barns made new again.
A Kansas couple is promoting wine and tourism through history
When Stephen and Kristin Graue bought some land near Louisburg, Kansas, they discovered an old fence line with grapevines growing on it. They decided to restore it, and planted more grapevines. This...
Our readers got creative and formed new coops with old materials.
Utilize an old corn crib for more than just drying and storing corn.
Take a look at these breath-taking photos of Peace Ranch in Colorado! Does this look like your dream home?
Looking to build a home in the countryside? See if the barn home style is for you!