Outdoor Indoor Decor

Outdoor Indoor Decor

With so much time spent indoors over the winter, lighten the mood by bringing some outdoor inspiration to your interiors. Get into the wild with these nature-themed home accessories that are sure to make you feel at home.

Three Key Basement Finishing Facts

Three Key Basement Finishing Facts

Nobody wants a cold, moldy finished basement, but that’s exactly what many homeowners get after they’ve spend tens of thousands of dollars finishing...

A Cut Above the Rest

A Cut Above the Rest

After 20 years of sharpening chainsaws by hand with a file, I gave up doing it after I discovered how fast and effective electric saw chain...

How Do You Stack Up?

How Do You Stack Up?

A big part of heating well with wood is proper wood storage, and how you stack firewood is more important than you might think. I’ve been heating...

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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...

What Lies Beneath…and a Wreath

What Lies Beneath…and a Wreath

I have a love-hate relationship with this time of year. I’m sure I’m not alone. In the country, I believe we are more closely connected with nature...

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...

Whittle Your Own Walking Stick

Whittle Your Own Walking Stick

I’m seeing more and more people walking with sticks these days, but none of the factory-made, metal sticks look all that interesting. A home-made,...

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. The...

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