Septic Tank Maintenance

Septic Tank Maintenance ~ What Beginners Need to Know

If you are moving to the country, chances are that you will have to deal with owning a septic system. This means that you will also have to manage septic tank maintenance. Those who have always had homes connected to a sewer system might find this intimidating. Having lived in cities and suburbs for 40+ years, I never had to concern myself with where the waste went. When I moved to an unincorporated area, I learned quickly. … Read more

septic tank cleaning

Septic Tank Cleaning ~ Costs and When to Clean It

The idea that you as a homeowner are now responsible for the management of your own sewage can be a little unsettling. You probably have a hundred questions about living with a septic system, and we have the know-how that you need to make this endeavor a success. The key to uncertainty is education, so read on to have all of your septic tank and septic tank cleaning questions answered. You have picked out the … Read more

septic tank pumping

Septic Tank Pumping ~ What to Know

“How do septic tanks work?” or “How often does my septic tank need pumping?” may be questions that you’re asking if this is the first time you have ever dealt with a septic system.  If you have never lived in the country, the idea of dealing with a septic system may come as a surprise. However, especially in rural areas, septic systems are often more the rule than the exception.  If you have always lived … Read more

types of owls

Whooo is That? 16 Types of Owls Found in North America

Learn about different types of owls. With their unique calls and their nocturnal habits, owls are very fascinating birds. Because they feast on rodents, snakes, and other small creatures, owls are considered apex predators.  Despite the fact that some people find them spooky, their eating habits help keep the population of pesky animals in check. They can be a great asset to your property. Owls are found almost everywhere, and they vary greatly in shape, … Read more

how to keep owls away

How to Keep Owls Away – Tips for Deterring and Getting Rid of an Owl

Owls are majestic and beautiful creatures that many people find fascinating. However, if you have small pets or keep chickens or other vulnerable farm critters, owls can be a threat to your animals. While you may understand that owls are a needed animal in nature’s life cycle, you may not want them around your property.  We explain how to keep owls away from your property. There are many things you can do to deter owls.  … Read more

how to attract owls

How to Attract Owls to Your Property

Learning how to attract owls to your property can make a big difference with controlling rodents. While owls may only be heard at night and not often seen, you can do many things to render your property more attractive to owls. While some may feel their nocturnal hooting is eerie, owls are fascinating animals that can yield great benefits to your farm. The truth is that when many people move to the country to start … Read more

what attracts rats

What Attracts Rats and Mice to Your House and Yard

Learn what attracts mice and rats to your home and yard so you can prevent an infestation. These critters are very destructive. It’s easier and less expensive to keep them away than to get rid of a rat problem. Preventing them through rodent exclusion is essential. Rat exclusion is eliminating opportunities for them to enter your home. This includes sealing up entry points and removing food sources so you aren’t attracting them. How To Get … Read more

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Leaving the City for Land, Homesteading and More

If you’ve been considering leaving the city, you’re in good company. While moving out of urban areas isn’t new, in recent months, as people changed routines, it made many people reflect on priorities differently. Many city dwellers moved to the suburbs or the country for land and space. They wanted a greater sense of control and to be able to become more self-reliant. With this came a slower pace, a different lifestyle. While a desire … Read more

How To Get Rid of Rats in House Fast

How To Get Rid of Rats in House Fast

How to get rid of rats in house fast ~ As the weather turns colder, rats can infest your home and cause costly damage. This time of year, they seek warmth, shelter, food, and a source of water. Learn how to get rid of rats before they multiply. You need to keep them out of your house, garage and areas surrounding your home.  If you hear scurrying at night, or notice droppings or damage, you … Read more

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Water Pressure Regulator – Here’s What to Know

A water pressure regulator controls the pressure of water that comes into the home from the main line. It’s also called a pressure-reducing valve or PRV for short.  Water pressure regulators are installed where the main water line comes into the house, just past the main shutoff valve. It’s a way to safely regulate the pressure of the water you use from faucets, showers, toilets, etc. It will also ensure the proper pressure to run … Read more