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Bicycle Lawnmowing

“There we were, ruminating on just what gizmos creative minds will dream up to win fame and glory (plus cash and bike) in the Specialized Innovate or Die competition, and in a totally unrelated web search, happened upon the ‘B.O.B. Mower,’ which looks like a customized Sunlawn mower, attached to B.O.B. bike trailer linkage. All […]

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For The Cleanest (Greenist) Laundry Try Soap Nuts

“Don’t be afraid of soap nuts. Yes, they look a bit weird and smell funky at first, but they work! My clothes come out of the washer with a light, fresh scent and very clean. With all the “green” and “eco-friendly” detergents on the market today, I’m happy to have found a product that works […]

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10 Shipping Container Buildings For Homes And Outbuildings

“Just a few miles from my house, there is a piece of land with two old shipping containers placed about 20′ apart and parallel to each other. There are also two large barns and several smaller outbuildings, but no house. I was always curious about this place, since it had the feel of a train […]

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Understanding The Moon Phases

“…It’s probably easiest to understand the moon cycle in this order: new moon and full moon, first quarter and third quarter, and the phases in between. As shown in the above diagram, the new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The three objects are in approximate alignment (why “approximate” […]

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Making The Most Of It – Stacking On Our Farm

“In our society, single use is the name of the consumerism game. Gadgets abound, and specialization is the key. Granted, I like some gadgets here and there, and I can’t argue that my handy dandy New Zealand fence energizer can weed my garden or make pesto. But if you look around you can probably find […]

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Build Your Own Natural Swimming Hole

“Whether you like to practice your dolphin dives or lounge away the day on a raft, swimming is one of summer’s perfect pleasures. With a minimum of materials you can build an idyllic water oasis right in your own backyard and thwart summertime’s sultry dog days. Although fairly common in Europe, natural swimming pools are […]

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Home Based Production Of Biodiesel From Waste Vegetable Oil

“The first thing that needs to be done, after being assured that the oil does not contain water, is to find out what the levels of FFA’s (Free Fatty Acids) are in the oil. This is done by the process of titration. A reliable method of titration is a priority for the most commonly used […]

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Closed Loop Food Producing Urban Greenhouse – Garden Pool

“Garden Pool started as one family’s blog to document converting an old backyard swimming pool in to a closed-loop food-producing urban greenhouse and has evolved in to a non-profit organization. The GP (short for Garden Pool) was a one of a kind creation invented by Dennis McClung in October of 2009. It is truly a miniature self-sufficient […]

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How To Make Unbuildable Land Buildable With Rainwater Collection

“I’ve been playing with the idea of finding ways of building on unbuildable land. The term unbuildable land typically refers to property located in a place with a lot of code restrictions. There probably are places that you’d be hard-pressed to build a house too, like a cliff or lake bottom, but even in those […]

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