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Bee-ing A New Beekeeper

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So here on the homestead we have gone headlong into rearing our first hive of honey bees, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome so far.

Being a complete amateur at this, we shall see if Check Out The Rest of “Bee-ing A New Beekeeper” →

Chickens and Building Your Own Hen House

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Who doesn’t relish the idea of collecting your own fresh organic eggs from your own chickens, right in your own backyard?

The great thing about chickens is once you are set up with a quality coop, a good location, and a few protected chicks, other than….
 feeding, egg collecting, and occasional cleaning up for your compost, they are fairly maintenance free. (they do make good pets too!!)

When you decide to build your own hen house you will obviously want to stick to a Check Out The Rest of “Chickens and Building Your Own Hen House” →

Green Home Building is Booming !!

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Green Home building is booming

The confluence of a stagnant housing market and consumer desire to save money is creating a green home building boom that could be worth up to $114 billion by 2016, according to a new report from McGraw Hill Construction.

Green homes represented $17 billion, or 17 percent of the overall construction market in 2011. This figure is double 2008’s 8-percent market share (valued at $10 billion) and has been a Check Out The Rest of “Green Home Building is Booming !!” →

California Regulators Trip Magic 3 Year Payback Tipping Point for Solar Hot Water

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January 22nd, 2010 by Susan Kraemer

Solar hot water is finally getting the respect it deserves in California. In some well designed and much awaited legislation, the California Public Utilities Commission has decided, after a lengthy cost-benefit analysis, to go ahead with a nearly statewide program to provide financial incentives to encourage the rapid development of the solar hot water industry in California. For most utility customers, this will Check Out The Rest of “California Regulators Trip Magic 3 Year Payback Tipping Point for Solar Hot Water : CleanTechnica” →

You Can Start a "Green" Business - Reconditioning Batteries

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Reconditioning batteries is not a new profession. Is it worth it ? It has been around for a reasonable amount of time in the “lead acid” (auto and marine batteries) business. In it’s infancy lead acid batteries were Check Out The Rest of “You Can Start a “Green” Business – Reconditioning Batteries” →

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