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  1. The whole idea behind these windows is that added...

    The whole idea behind these windows is that added layer of air that acts as an insulation (as well as specially made glass). Double is usually fine, if you have the money to go triple you might do it...
  2. Thread: Flea Markets

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    Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your flea market!...

    Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your flea market! I hope no one was hurt in the indecent. I think flea markets are great; there is something for everyone and you can save money!
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    I agree, when the snow is high I am so glad I can...

    I agree, when the snow is high I am so glad I can still get things done. Getting to town can be a real challenge in bad weather. I also agree what the internet acts as our encyclopedia. I do have a...
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    Sometimes I use baking soda and a little bit of...

    Sometimes I use baking soda and a little bit of dish liquid. It seems to work well and the cloths come out smelling ok. Now if I can figure out how to make dyer sheets.
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    Being technical from the country

    Maybe of my neighbors do not own computers and seem to think they are "bad". Still I think that computers come in very handy. The kids use it for school research and we all use it for entertainments....
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    Baking soda and vinegar are staples of my daily...

    Baking soda and vinegar are staples of my daily routine. Both have so many uses and are very cheap. I keep a good supply of them around because you never know when you might need them.
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    I know that heating and cooling costs of an...

    I know that heating and cooling costs of an underground home is much cheaper. I have always wanted to live in one. I think that they are also easier to secure.
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    Well done and congratulations. That is a great...

    Well done and congratulations. That is a great looking dog you have there and I bet he is very loved! Thanks for the extra pics. Nice to get to know the family!
  9. Thread: barter

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    barter

    I do a lot of bartering with my neighbors. I make a lot of baked goods and bread and barter them for eggs, veggies and other things I need. How many here use the bartering system?
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    We are also still in debt but each and every...

    We are also still in debt but each and every month we take another step closer to the surface of the debt ocean. There are some set backs but if we stay steady on the course we will be there in no...
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    I used live traps to catch the feral cats in my...

    I used live traps to catch the feral cats in my neighborhood. I was able to find a non profit that would fix them for free. Then I would just release them again. It took me a good while to get them...
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    I know that Ohio has some very inexpensive land....

    I know that Ohio has some very inexpensive land. Vinton county is Ohio's poorest county and has land prices that are just amazing. If I had the money I would buy most of it up.
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    I think it just depends on the product. There are...

    I think it just depends on the product. There are some products that are not made as well now as they were 20 years ago. I have not had any problem with the quality of foods although I have seem some...
  14. Thread: White Flies

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    I hope this does not sound cruel however they can...

    I hope this does not sound cruel however they can be real pests. The first thing you have to do is population control. What I find works best is getting a vacuum cleaner and sucking as many up as...
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    Egg carton crafts

    My kids have collected a bunch of egg cartons and want to do crafts with them. Outside of making a caterpillar, what can we do with these?
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    If the leaves are already turning that means that...

    If the leaves are already turning that means that the chlorophyll production has slowed or stopped. Some trees to do this before others. Still there could be other reasons for it.
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    I can not seem to grow pumpkins either. I do not...

    I can not seem to grow pumpkins either. I do not understand why as I have done everything I can think of. I think the pumpkin Gods hate me.
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    Watering chickens

    I heard of a man named Mark Hamilton who has invented of a new way to water chickens that is cleaner, safer, and cheaper. Has anyone ever heard of his system or know where to buy his products at?
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    Yeah that is it. But the last time I suggested to...

    Yeah that is it. But the last time I suggested to someone they try to buy more products made in the USA they were offended by it... as if I am being prejudiced because I think it is important. That...
  20. Thread: Bay Leafs

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    Ok, I started a thread on how to make essential...

    Ok, I started a thread on how to make essential oils. So once you have that what would the next step in making this bug spray be. Does anyone know?
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    Best winter cover crop

    Does anyone know what the best winter cover crop is. I know there are a dozen or so that do the job but which are the ones that are the most practical as well. Thanks.
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    How to make essential oils

    Hello. Can anyone tell me how essential oils are made? We are talking in another thread about using bay leaf essential oils as a bug spray but I do not know how to make the oil itself.
  23. Thread: Bay Leafs

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    Bay Leafs

    I know that bay leafs can be used to make a wonderful bug spray. I always seem to go through bug spray like mad. Does anyone know how easy it is to grow bay leafs? Is that something we can do in the...
  24. Thread: Rats

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    Rats are much much smarter than a hamsters and...

    Rats are much much smarter than a hamsters and much much nicer then a gerbil. You would be surprised at the great temperaments they have and how easily they learn. They have great personalities as...
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    Ah, well thank you so much! I knew that I was...

    Ah, well thank you so much! I knew that I was right about that. So a possum is a marsupial where a raccoon is more evolved and in the same family as bears. What else is in that category?
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