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Barn Raising

              Heartwarming to see so many people working together!  Let’s bring this kind of teamwork back! “The family farm has been a vital image in the American consciousness for centuries. The thought of a rural barn raising creates a picture of community spirit. Many American farm families can look …

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Adobe Windmills

Great idea. “Basically the adobe structure provides support for a vertical wood-bladed mill that can be used to grind grain or put to other use. In some cases the adobe structure can also provide a channel for directing the wind toward the mill.” via Adobe Windmills.

DIY Toothpaste

Easy homemade toothpaste recipe. “For flavor variety, switch the peppermint oil to sweet orange or clove. Happy brushing!” via DIY Toothpaste |

Start A One Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

“Mother Earth News” never disappoints.  Another interesting article. “Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management.” via Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead – Modern Homesteading – MOTHER EARTH NEWS.