Category: The Homestead

Things around the homestead.

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Hydroponics: The Indoor Growers Choice

Hydroponics is not new, in fact, growing in water has been done since ancient times. The Floating Gardens of China and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon utilized this growing technique. The word hydroponics comes from the roots “hydro”, meaning water, and “ponos”, meaning labor. When growing in “hydroponics”, it means...

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Yet another furnace problem. The saga continues…

So, the saga continues…. The past couple of days our temperatures have been -10 and -18 for half the day. We of course had our heater going, and I noticed the wood in the boiler had burned down quite a bit faster than normal. Of course, I figured this was...

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Ice Melt vs Rock Salt

So, I decided to try out some “Ice Melt” that we were told was the best stuff out there. I have to say straight out, I was not impressed. Don’t get me wrong, I had high hopes when I heard the cracking of the ice below the additive, but it...

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TopoGrow 2-in-1 Indoor Grow Tent

This time of year (fall/winter) in Michigan is far from optimal for gardening. We decided to bring some of our growing indoors where we can control all the temps and such (sort of). We purchased a TopoGrow indoor grow tent from Amazon, and so far the results have been good....

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BlazeVideo Game / Trail Cam Unboxing and Review

BlazeVideo cameras I had never heard of before. I came across these on Amazon in a multipack and low cost. Check out these cameras. So far, they’ve been getting the job done! To date, the temps have bene in the single digits and the cameras are still functional. No water...

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Photos coming soon…

I’ve gotten a lot of emails regarding the want/need for more photos. In general, I haven’t added photos because I didn’t realize the blog would be viewed this much. The videos seem to be pretty popular, but I understand the want for photos. I will try and work on one...

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Cleaning Up The Leftovers

As with any used home purchase, there are always leftovers that need to be cleaned up. When you buy property, there will always inevitably be other people’s problems and junk left around the property. Some of these things can be dangerous, eyesores, or all of the above. Some of mine...