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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 !!” →

You Can Start a "Green" Business - Reconditioning Batteries

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lead acid battery

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” →

Container (ISBU) Homes getting very Popular in Today's Economy

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Originally published in September 2009 by NY Homesteader

Container (ISBU) home construction has made incredible advances over the past few years. Today nearly everyone has seen a news segment about container home, or visited an internet site that featured a story or a few renderings of Check Out The Rest of “Container (ISBU) Homes getting very Popular in Today’s Economy” →

Spinach-Maybe Popeye Is Smarter Than We Thought

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Savoy Leaf variety

Popeye used his spinach to make him strong, just like we tell our kids, but maybe Popeye was getting much more for his efforts.

Here is a quick run down on Spinach;

Spinach
Spinacia oleracea
Spinach is a very hardy annual with a rosette of dark green leaves. Sometimes the leaves can be crinkled, which is called a Savoy Leaf variety, or flat. Spinach is related to beets and chard.

Growing Info.
Growing Spinach: Being a very hardy plant spinach can tolerate the cold; in fact, it does extremely well in cool weather. Heat and long days will make Check Out The Rest of “Spinach-Maybe Popeye Is Smarter Than We Thought” →

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