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7 Main Types of Photovoltaic Systems

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Some of the Basics of Solar Electric Systems

Finding a way to decipher the different types of solar power systems in todays myriad of online articles can be daunting and confusing to say the least. Much of the public think that you have to have batteries in order to have solar power, this is untrue, as a matter of fact most residential solar systems being installed today are “grid tied” or “grid connected”, without batteries. No batteries required!

Photovoltaic systems can be configured in a variety of ways. This post describes the 7 main types of configurations and Check Out The Rest of “7 Main Types of Photovoltaic Systems” →

5 Tips To A Greener Lifestyle

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Here are 5 really quick and easy tips to start you on your way to self sufficiency and sustainability. Of course these are just a starting point so go for it. You can definitely do these.

 1.    Start out small – No matter where you live or what you do we suggest you start out small. Make a plan and then stick to it. Leave the “Go big or go home” mentality by the wayside. Biting off more than you can chew could be the beginning of the end of your plan. Baby steps are easier to take and easier to correct if you find it’s not working as planned.

2.     Begin to recycle – It takes 2 or 3 containers to start. These could be garbage cans, recycling containers that your city or town provides, or even cardboard boxes. Label them metal, plastic, and glass (possibly even paper). This is an indispensable tool to becoming Check Out The Rest of “5 Tips To A Greener Lifestyle” →

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” →

Bringing Your Cast Iron Cookware Back To Life

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Cast Iron Cookware is very easy to re-condition

Before you cast off your cast iron skillet because of food or grease buildup, remember it is not difficult at all to recondition.

It all has to do with heat. Sometimes our Cast Iron Cookware, (including the dutch ovens) get so built up with charcoal, gunk and grease it is virtually impossible to clean with grease removers or soap.

We recondition ours all with Check Out The Rest of “Bringing Your Cast Iron Cookware Back To Life” →

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