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A DIY Cucumber Trellis For Your Garden

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Here is a short video on making and installing a cucumber trellis. we used simple 2″ x 2″ lumber to construct it and 5 foot garden fence stapled Check Out The Rest of “A DIY Cucumber Trellis For Your Garden” →

Do-it-yourself Pole-barn Building

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Do-it-yourself Pole-barn Building

If you need to add shelter to your homestead easily and economically, pole barns are right for you. They’re the fastest, most cost-effective way to build permanent, solid shelter to store equipment, house livestock, or function as a garage or workshop facility. You can even use the pole barn approach to build a year-round home. A big part of the attraction is simplicity. There are only four steps involved in pole-barn building, and the first one’s even optional! None of the work requires fancy tools or finely honed skills.

The steps to pole-building success are simple: Create a level base pad (if you want more than just the earth underfoot), set poles vertically into holes in the ground, connect them across the top with beams and braces, then put roof trusses on top. No need for a complicated foundation, either. Even in regions with cold, frost-prone winters, pole barns endure well with nothing more than Check Out The Rest of “Do-it-yourself Pole-barn Building” →

Homesteaders Spring Time Holidays

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Hello everyone, Valentines Day and the spring holiday season is closing in fast, and the pace is picking up. In case you missed it, the US (and the rest of the world for that matter)is in a little bit of economic recession right now so this holiday season could be a lean one for most people.

Here at NY Homesteaders homestead we will be making many of our own gifts as we do every year, (I have given my mom a home made gift almost every year since kindergarten) to offset the cost of the holidays.

OK OK, I know what your thinking,

“I’m not the crafty type” or “I don’t know how”
Let me say Check Out The Rest of “Homesteaders Spring Time Holidays” →

ISBU-Shipping Container Homes, Myths and Truths

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The Popularity of ISBU Shipping Container Homes is Currently Soaring

Shipping 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 “ISBU-Shipping Container Homes, Myths and Truths” →

ISBU - Green Shipping Container Guest Room

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Clockwise from above: Glass walls help transform a shipping container into a guest room, while original markings proclaim its early life; durable and renewable bamboo covers the floor and walls; and polycarbonate sheets shade the porch, which is lit by lamps made from recycled tractor parts. | Photos by Chris Cooper

By Erika Heet

From the moment Stacey Hill started reading about the potential of shipping containers as housing a few years ago, she was hooked. Seeking extra room for her two young daughters to play in, as well as a separate space for guests visiting the San Antonio, Texas, artists’ community she calls home, Hill selected an electric blue “one-shipper,” a relatively pristine container that had made just one overseas shipment. Check Out The Rest of “ISBU – Green Shipping Container Guest Room” →

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