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Building and tools
47 Carved hinges, part 2 By David Lee
Here’s the second part of beautifying your home with more of David Lee’s unusual hinges.
8 Walden Pond, the solar version By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM
How to power your weekend cabin or getaway without spending a lot of money.
16 Water development; springs and seeps By Roy Martin
Roy Martin explains how to find and develop a water source
20 Buying a used mobile home By Daniel Motz
55 Starting over: part 9 By Jackie Clay
Because of frozen water lines, Jackie and her family move into the new house sooner than planned.
8 Heart healthy recipes By Ilene Duffy
32 Summer’s silent heat waves By John Silveira
The deadliest natural phenomena is a heat wave. John tells us how our body reacts to heat, what we can do to protect ourselves, how to cool off, and what to do in order to rehydrate our body.
Farm and garden
22 Gardening tips and tricks By Charles Sanders
Even if you’re new to gardening or an old veteran, you’ll probably learn some tricks to make gardening chores simpler.
26 Once a day milking By Patrice Lewis
A common misconception about milking is that you have to do it twice a day. Guess what? You don’t. Patrice explains how milking just once a day can work for you and your cow.
41 Summer vegetables By Alice B. Yeager
Summer time gardening varies from zone to zone. Learn how soil and temperature determines which veggies will be successful in your area.
62 Cold-hardy grapevines By Gail Butler
From growing the vines to making the wine, Gail tells us how it’s done. A wealth of information on what types of grapevines grow in a colder climate. You will also learn how to take care of your grapevines, and how to utilize the grapes you are sure to harvest.