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How To Sharpen a Chainsaw: Husqvarna 450 Rancher

I needed to sharpen my chain on my Husqvarna 450 Rancher…. like really needed to sharpen it. It was feeling a bit dull a couple of weeks ago when I dropped an old walnut tree for my mother in law. … Continue reading

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Awesome Fallen Tree Beehive Removal! Thousands of Honey Bees!

We had a chance to cut a few bees out of a fallen tree. The homeowner wanted to cut the tree down a few weeks ago. As it happens, mother nature took care of felling the tree. Now, he just … Continue reading

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Product Review: Harbor Freight Electric Log Splitter

I have a cool mother in law. Really, I do. She bought me a log splitter for Christmas last year. We discussed it, and we simply couldn’t justify the cost of a gas splitter at this point, so we went … Continue reading

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June Beehive Inspections

A quick look at the hives in the front apiary on the homestead. The weather was less than ideal, but I needed to get the inspection done. The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy were on the way.

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Pallet Project: Hen House

Once again, we break out one of our favorite building materials to create something we need on the homestead. Today, it is a chicken coop/hen house. This is actually the second rendition of a hen house we have made. The … Continue reading

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American Guinea Hogs: A Visit to J&J Acres

We had the opportunity to take a little drive south. About 3.5 hours or so that direction, you will find a nice little homestead/small farm by the name of J&J Acres.  Jared and his family have been doing the small … Continue reading

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2 Minute Tip: Swiffer Pad Hive Beetle Traps

I got a request in a comment on a YouTube video asking how to use Swiffer pads or paper towels for hive beetle control in a hive.  I put together a quick Two Minute Tip showing how to install them. … Continue reading

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Chili’s Wannabe Margherita Pizza Recipe

Ok, so today we were trying to figure out lunch. Cyndi wanted pizza, and she loves the Margherita pizza from Chili’s. I decided to see what I could throw together to get close, and I must say, this was a … Continue reading

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Hive Beetle Infestation

So, the hives in the back apiary are infested…. badly. The good news is that the front apiary is looking strong. I reworked the hives in the back, essentially replacing everything in an attempt to save those two.

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The Best Tomato Cages: Concrete Mesh

I have been using concrete mesh for trellises for some time. Here is how I use them to cage up some tomatoes. These work great for cucumbers, zucchini, pretty much everything that needs support.

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