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Simple adjustments make a world of difference safety and completing chores
Radio interview source: Bob McBride, Director of Construction Management, Sand Creek Post and Beam   Listen here: Barn lighting options Whether you're building a new barn or remodeling...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program
Radio interview source: Tami Newman, spokeswoman, Wick Buildings                 Listen here for the radio story Garages, barns and other...
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Sheds can be built for any need
Listen to the radio story mp3 Although you'll need to check out local building codes before you begin, the process of adding a new building to your property is easier than you might expect....
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All Around the Homestead: A page written by our readers
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Wood-plastic composites are coming on strong in rural America's yards, while a global timber industry still offers long-lasting natural lumber.
The deck makes the home No home is complete without a deck. But before you build, you'll have to decide exactly what should be underfoot. It's not an easy task. Dozens of companies make...
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All Around the Homestead: A page written by our readers
Got a great idea that's too good to keep? Send it in! You will receive $100 for a published idea. Include a phone number and sketch or photo if needed. All material becomes property of Meredith...
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Comfort and safety (the horse's, that is) should be top priorities when building a barn and a place to ride.
Now that you finally have that place in the country, you can keep horses at home instead of boarding them somewhere else. As you design and build a barn and riding ring, be sure to put the needs of...
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All Around the Farm: A page written by our readers
If you find yourself inspired by warming temperatures and fresh, spring breezes, put that burst of energy to good use -- improve something! Perhaps you can replace a chain saw guard lost in the snow...

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