Archive for August, 2013

Photographer’s diaries lay out homesteader’s life

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Frontier photographer Evelyn Cameron’s images in the Montana Historical Society collections have long captured the life and times of Frontier Montana from a uniquely female perspective. Now after five long years of teamwork and tedious effort the words …

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Historic cabin on Nevis’ Belle Taine closing – Park Rapids Enterprise

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Park Rapids Enterprise
Historic cabin on Nevis' Belle Taine closing
Park Rapids Enterprise
The children of the late Doris Hunter, founder of aptly named Log Cabin Antiques in 1973, are closing the shop. The building holds a rich history as a general store when it opened in 1903, a tavern, gas station and café, the structure itself evolving

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Effects of the Homestead Act of 1862 – Grit Magazine

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Grit Magazine
Effects of the Homestead Act of 1862
Grit Magazine
Effects of the Homestead Act of 1862. Because of the Homestead Act of 1862, homesteaders braved myriad obstacles to settle the rural areas of the United States, and their descendants appreciate the effort. Jerry Schleicher July/August 2010. Tweet.

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Straw Bale Homes Protect Against Fire Where Conventional Home Fail – Mother Earth News

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Straw Bale Homes Protect Against Fire Where Conventional Home Fail
Mother Earth News
Protecting against fires has long been important to code officials, builders and homeowners alike. None of us want to see our homes go up in flames or experience the loss and grief associated with fire. Building codes exist to protect homeowners from

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Homesteading: Self Sufficiency Guide to Gardening, Speedy Publishing’s New … – SBWire (press release)

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Homesteading: Self Sufficiency Guide to Gardening, Speedy Publishing's New
SBWire (press release)
Homesteading: Self Sufficiency Guide To Gardening? gives the reader an insight into what exactly they need to do if they want to get into homestead gardening and learn how they can construct the garden and the best crops that they can plant. The author 

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Straw Bale Homes Protect Against Fire Where Conventional Home Fail

Friday, August 30th, 2013

What many homeowners don’t know is that the majority of the fire protection required by code in a conventional home is in the form of drywall. That’s it! 1/2? of gypsum board is all that is required to protect you from fire. Once that …

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Honeybees and Robbing

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Robbers – we’re not talking about the human variety, but honeybee robbers. I love just about everything that beekeeping offers, but dealing with a robbing situation is one of my least favorite parts. Unfortunately a few weeks ago we had to deal with …

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Honeybees and Robbing – Mother Earth News

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Honeybees and Robbing
Mother Earth News
Robbers – we're not talking about the human variety, but honeybee robbers. I love just about everything that beekeeping offers, but dealing with a robbing situation is one of my least favorite parts. Unfortunately a few weeks ago we had to deal with

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Restoring and Seasoning Rusty Cast Iron – Mother Earth News

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Restoring and Seasoning Rusty Cast Iron
Mother Earth News
rusty cast iron skillet There are a few tools that every cook should have in their kitchen – a great seat of knives, a heavy-duty stand mixer, a food processor, stainless steel nesting mixing bowls, a Dutch oven, and a cast iron skillet. Cast iron is

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Homesteading Defined – Mother Earth News

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Homesteading Defined
Mother Earth News
mountain view Homesteading! This term means different things to different people. Sometimes those of us who have embraced a different lifestyle of homesteading fail to realize that others see it differently. The person who lives in an apartment, has a

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