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
Backup Power

Backup Power

Easiest Way to Connect a Generator to a House

Old Pickup Truck Story

Old Pickup Truck Story

Watch the story of two trucks and 30 years on a Canadian homestead #SteveMaxwell​ #HarrowsmithMag​ #F250

Manual Labour a Great Teacher for Kids

Manual Labour a Great Teacher for Kids

In the mid-1970s, my mom and dad hired a builder to add a garage onto our cookie cutter bungalow. The man’s name was Andy Steier, a Hungarian Jew...

Frost Seeding

Frost Seeding

Watch this 5 1/2 minute lesson one way to improve pastures in cold climates. It’s called frost seeding, and you’ll see it happening with a 65-year-old classic tractor.

Tape Measure Torture Test

Tape Measure Torture Test

See what happens when a 1/2-ton drives over this tape
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Great Saw Blades Mean Building Better

Great Saw Blades Mean Building Better

If you’re gearing up to build a deck, dock, picnic table, gazebo or verandah, you should know how much hand-held circular saws have improved.

Unique Generator Empower Homeowners

Unique Generator Empower Homeowners

They don’t make things to be repaired like they used to, but every so often I find a company that bucks this trend. It happened most recently as I...

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