Steve Maxwell
Steve Maxwell and his wife Mary live on a 90-acre modern homestead on Manitoulin Island, Ontario in a stone house they built with local materials beginning in 1985. Steve is Canada’s longest-running home improvement and how-to columnist and editor of Home and Property. He divides his time working on the land, building things large and small, and creating articles and how-to videos that teach sustainable, self-reliant, hands-on living skills. Steve’s website, Bay Line Road, is named after the rural road where he and Mary live with their five kids. www.baileylineroad.com
Stop Mice from Getting in Your Cottage

Stop Mice from Getting in Your Cottage

Watch this simple trick for keeping mice from getting in under the door of seasonal buildings closed up for the winter. Fast, simple, cheap and...

How to Build a Bee Box

How to Build a Bee Box

Thirty years ago, my wife, Mary, and I cut through a rusty, tumbledown wire fence surrounding an old hay field and began turning a 90-acre piece of...

Deep Well Hand Pump – Pump It Up!

Deep Well Hand Pump – Pump It Up!

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