Col Purcell

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Clever Shed-to-Coop Conversion - Modern Homesteading

My neighbors, David and Caroline Van Slyke, turned an old metal storage shed that was once an eyesore in the corner of their yard into a stylish …

Why You Should Have Goats on Your Homestead

I've been labeled a goat enabler by my friends. Perhaps the worst thing you can say to me is "I'm thinking about getting goats". Immediately I will …

Why You May Want To Consider Getting Sex-Link Chicks This Spring!

If you’re thinking about expanding your flock or getting into backyard chickens for the first time, you will need to decide on what breed of chicken …

Floor Space for Chicken Coop and Runs - Raising Chickens - coop design floor space how much floor space for coop how much space for chickens space in coop space requirements square feet for chicken coop run square footage for chickens

Fun things to build for your chickens (ramps, roosts etc...)

Audrey <i>New Egg</i><p>Oct 17, 2010<p>After two years of keeping hens in my backyard, I have finally got my coop exactly the way I want it. Its now 8 feet tall …

Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard

If you’ve spent much time on a farm with chickens then you know that the spaces where chickens live aren’t always the <i>most</i> beautiful corners of the …

Farming

Want to Raise Chickens Like Gisele, Julia, and Jen? We've Got All the Info You Need

Raising chickens can seem decidedly unglamorous. Early morning feedings, afternoon coop cleaning, egg collecting—who wants to do that? Evidently, …

How to Chop Wood

There may be some actual science behind the legendary manliness of Paul Bunyan, the ax-wielding lumberjack folklore credits with razing forests from …

Do-It-Yourself Pole-Barn Building

Fast, solid, and cost-effective, a pole-barn building can serve as a workshop, storage space, or livestock shelter.<p>By Steve Maxwell<p>Illustration by <i>LEN CHURCHILL</i>

How to Set Up a Home Generator

Severe weather costs the United States between $18 billion and $33 billion a year. And that number just goes up when there’s a major event: In 2008, …

$11,000 and 1 Year: Off-Grid in an Oregon Forest

What can you do with $11,000 and 1 year? That's exactly what it took kayaking instructor Brian Schulz to build this Japanese-inspired woodland home …

Long-Term Water Storage: How to Store Water for the Long-Term | The Art of Manliness

A big storm and earthquake hits your town. It’s a certifiable quakenado.<p>Your house is spared structural damage, but the power and water are out. …

Get Started Growing: 5 Easy Small Vegetable Garden Ideas To Try

If you’re thinking about starting a small vegetable garden but feel like a total newbie, here are some simple ideas to get you moving towards growing …

Composting: Are You Obsessed?

Is an obsession with composting a peculiarly male trait? I can’t imagine a woman thinking, “I must go out and cover the compost” when it starts to …

Gardening

Steal This Look: Beach Cottage on the Dutch Coast

Located 34 miles southwest of Amsterdam is Katwijk aan Zee, a beach town on the North Sea where Dutch firm Kust Architects has placed 10 stylishly …

North Sea

Before & After: A Hudson Valley Landscape, Pond Included

Landscape architect’s design tip: Spy on the construction crew.<p>The first time Susan Wisniewski went to see the former dairy farm her clients had …

Hudson Valley

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Outdoor Spaces

Object Lessons: The Hurricane Lantern

It isn’t until the power goes out that we consider what the average evening was like before electric light. The ill-prepared are plunged back in …

Handbags

DIY: Two Secret Ingredients to Make a Refrigerator Smell Fresh

When I was 20, I lived for five months with a woman named Fabienne and her two young daughters in the city of Toulouse, in southern France. Beyond my …

Moths

Urban jungle: how to grow fresh produce in city confines

New York City-based urban farm company Gotham Greens explain their green-fingered business<p>Gotham Greens has taken an innovative approach to urban farming.<p>The <b>US</b> company builds commercial-scale hydroponic greenhouses on rooftops in New York City and delivers locally-grown fresh produce to customers …

Garden masterclass: how to care for summer fruit

Experts from the Royal Horticultural Society share tips on what to do, see and buy<p><b>Top tips for fruit</b><p>Summer prune trained forms of apples and pears, such as cordons and espaliers, from mid-August. However, in areas where growth is still strong (often the case in wetter parts of the country), hold …