Renewable Source of Energy Solar Power Electricity

Solar Power Electricity Best Source That Virtually Never Runs Out

Last Updated on February 13th, 2020The sun is an amazing source of energy… solar power electricity. It is always there and will keep doing its job for a few billion more years. It is the best alternate source of energy for electricity, a renewable source that virtually never runs out. Even though you cannot utilize the power during night, cloudy or stormy days, it can be counted upon to be there the next day, and … Read more

Heat Mat for Seed

Recycle Christmas lights to Make a Heat Mat for Seed Starting

Last Updated on April 17th, 2020Now that we know how to build a grow rack, let’s see how to make inexpensive Heat Mat for Seed from Christmas lights! How to Make a Heat Mat for Seed Starting This is a “readers’ favorite” post our how-to site. When you are learning to grow from seeds, often you might see reference to a heat mat for seedlings. Heat mats can really help speed up germination for many … Read more

Gardening for Prepping

Homesteading Skills Every ‘Prepper’ Must Learn

Last Updated on March 22nd, 2020If you like to live independently and feel you can provide for yourself without interacting with the society around you, you can become a prepper but need some Homesteading Skills. Preppers prepare for a number of different things, including economic downturns like the one the world is going through at the moment. So, if disaster does strike, they are in a good position to avert it and can easily adapt … Read more

Rooster and Backyard Chickens

Raising Roosters Guide and Important Tips

Last Updated on May 19th, 2020Raising roosters is tricky business, and you need all the help and advice you can get on Tips on Raising Roosters. Chicken farming is becoming more popular as an increasing number of people become more health conscious. Being able to raise your own roosters and chickens to get the healthiest eggs is a great thing. Here are five important tips on raising roosters that can help you do it. Tips … Read more

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Modernizing Your Rural Home Upgrades to make more enjoyable

Last Updated on June 2nd, 2020Modernizing Your Rural Home – Just because you’ve chosen to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city doesn’t mean you have to forego all modern-day amenities. In fact, the technology of today has made it so you can enjoy almost all the things of urban life. Maybe even more without compromising the simple one. Related Content:  Best Cell Phone Booster for Rural Areas and Farms Cell Phone … Read more

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Advice on Property Development that can hurt you

Last Updated on March 4th, 2020People have often asked me my best advice on property development. it is: “What you don’t know is the thing that can hurt you the most.” That statement is true for many situations in life, but is especially true as you embark on finding the perfect rural home or retreat. The thing you don’t know will not just cost you a little more money and time. It might mean the … Read more

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Are We Living or Just Existing?

Last Updated on June 1st, 2020Are We Living or Just Existing – Here I am, living on 100 acres and real jazzed about it. I’m jazzed at night looking back at the day, and I’m really jazzed when I wake up! I remember one day years ago in my corporate life. I was in a meeting discussing TPS report cover designs and I found myself daydreaming. I can’t even recall what I was dreaming about, but it was … Read more

Hydroponics garden

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardens How to

Last Updated on June 6th, 2020Series of posts on fall and winter vegetable gardens. We included lots of info on planting, structures, great pruning shears review and winter garden care. Many of you were inspired to keep your summer gardens going longer or to plant seeds just for fall and winter harvesting.  Again this fall there has been a lot of interest in extended-season gardening. Rural Living Today’s Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardens Grow Potatoes in … Read more

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Path to Sustainability is Preserving Fresh Food

Last Updated on June 1st, 2020Path to Sustainability, what does that mean? These days many people rely highly on packaged mixes, precooked dishes, and ready-to-serve meals. Some don’t know how to prepare anything much from scratch. It’s really not their fault, since our culture has veered in the direction of fast food and easy meals.  Home economics classes are no longer required in many schools. The majority of TV commercials for food are selling products … Read more

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Path to Sustainability is Gardens and Orchards to Supply Food

Last Updated on June 3rd, 2020Path to Sustainability is Gardens and Orchards – We’ve been talking about various steps along the path to sustainability. That is, practices that will carry us over from year to year, even if our outside resources fail us. Like sustainable production of livestock, ongoing success growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs depends on a few specific factors. We can keep gardens and orchards going year after year without outside resources by … Read more