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How to repair shoes.

How to repair shoes. Gibson, Mary Mary Gibson Miles City, Montana Ralph Eich of Shelton, Washington asked about shoe repair so here is what I have on the subject. Ripped seams You need a packet of hand sewing needles. The packet contains different shaped needles, each about 4 inches in length and designed for a […]

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Cute little pigs grow up. (pot-bellied pig fad ends)

Cute little pigs grow up. (pot-bellied pig fad ends) Belanger, Jd “We have discussed–and not entirely jokingly–keeping a pig on your patio. And just today as I finished (writing) the last chapter (of Raising the Homestead Hog) I ran across a newspaper clipping that indicates the concept might not be as amusing or as farfetched […]

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Things to make with wooden pallets. (Recycling)

Things to make with wooden pallets. (Recycling) Gallo, Chris Fortune has smiled upon us. I’ve found a seemingly endless supply of wooden pallets–only 11 miles away! I like using pallets. They’re fairly easy to move individually, though difficult to knock over when in groups of two or more (even with my pickup!) My compost bins […]

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Shipping crates are great source of free wood.(Country conversation & feedback)

Shipping crates are great source of free wood.(Country conversation & feedback) Pugh, Jeff COUNTRYSIDE: I subscribe to and really enjoy your magazine! I have some info that may be useful to others who have a number of building projects, like I do! My wife and I own an outdoor power equipment store and also are […]

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Simple things to make with milk.(recipes)

Simple things to make with milk.(recipes) Butter and yogurt Making butter and yogurt are the two simplest things to do with milk. I make yogurt with a heating pad wrapped around a gallon jar of milk. Don’t add the culture until the milk is about 90 degrees F. A box of plain yogurt from the […]

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Build an inexpensive 12×16 greenhouse. (Homestead onstruction).

Build an inexpensive 12×16 greenhouse. (Homestead onstruction). Rodgers, Jay Two years ago I began to experiment with an idea that was spawned from the pages of COUNTRYSIDE. Someone wrote an article detailing portable and inexpensive utility shelters built from cattle panels. While viewing the pictures supplied, I could only see the greenhouse I already desired, […]

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Build an outdoor brick oven. (Homestead building).

Build an outdoor brick oven. (Homestead building). Johnson, Richard J. To make my brick oven I poured an eight-inch thick slab foundation. Using cement building blocks, I stacked them three blocks high by four blocks in length by three blocks wide. Across the top of the block wall for floor support is a three-inch thick […]