Author: Mike

How to Build a Fire Pit

I’m sure all of you are sitting there thinking to yourself, “Self, don’t read this.  It’s a waste of time.  It’s stupid easy to build a fire pit.” And you’d be right. However, there’s one tip I have to offer

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DIY Rain Barrel from a 275 Gallon IBC Water Tote

We’ve previously talked about Why You Want Rain Catchment and how to easily build a DIY 55 Gallon Rain Barrel. Well, a couple weeks ago I decided my puny little guys needed a little something.  So I went balls to

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Family Resilience Essentials – Food Storage

This is Part 2 of a series discussing a few simple things each of us can do to increase our family’s chance of surviving, and more importantly thriving, during hard times… no matter how minor or serious those times may

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How to Acclimate an Adopted Outdoor Cat

Last time, you met our cute and relentless mouse terminators – Gray & Abel – and I shared a little about why I fired our exterminator service.  Here you’ll read about the best way to acclimate an adopted stray or

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Why You Should Adopt Cats for Mouse Control

As a student of Permaculture, I detest the primary and ever present role harmful chemicals play in our modern lives.  Monocultured lawns are sprayed with this one. Sidewalk cracks are sprayed with that one. The veggies on your family’s plates

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