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Best Wall Mounted Outdoor Heaters – Don’t Let the Cold Stop You!

The arrival of cold weather doesn’t have to be the end of outdoor parties. The best wall mounted outdoor heaters will keep the party going long after the leaves have fallen. From your basic element heaters, to models that can be adjusted by remote control, they’re small and unobtrusive yet powerful enough to keep your …

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Wild Lettuce vs Dandelion – What’s the Difference between Dandelions and Wild Lettuce?

There are some Dandelion look alikes to look out for when you’re foraging for Dandelion. For example, there’s Wild Lettuce, Hawkbit, and several Cat’s Ears species. It’s really important to know you’re foraging for the right plants, and to know what’s the difference between Dandelion and Wild Lettuce. Let’s compare Wild Lettuce vs Dandelion! Dandelion …

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Total Guide to Moringa – Why You Should Grow the Miracle Tree or Drumstick Vegetable

This is your total guide to Moringa, and why you really should grow the Miracle tree or Drumstick Vegetable! Moringa (also often spelled Morninga) is described as the new kale, for good reason. It is very rich in vitamins, minerals, highly-digestible proteins, and phytochemicals. It may not be all that much better in nutrition than …

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Straw Bale Gardens Complete Book Review – Straw Bale Gardening

My book review of ‘Straw Bale Gardens Complete‘ by Joel Karsten.  “Breakthrough vegetable gardening method, all information on urban and small spaces, organic, saving water. Make your own bales with or without straw.”  I live in a bus on my son’s property in tropical Northern Queensland, Australia, surrounded by cane fields and in a garden-paradise. …

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Thoughtful Gardening Gifts for Mom – Best Gifts for Gardeners

I’m a mom and for me, there’s no better gift than something to do with gardening. Plants are my favorite gift, they really are the gift that keeps on giving. A plant is something that will be in mom’s garden forever (well, for a long time anyway) and gives her roses, apples, lavender… Good stuff! …

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How To Keep Rabbits Out of the Garden – 5 Humane Solutions That Work

So, you want to learn how to keep rabbits out of the garden? I don’t blame you; they may be cute, but they’ll make short work of your garden. After spending an entire summer carefully looking after my veggie garden, imagine my horror when the local community of floppy-eared rabbits began chomping through my plants.  …

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The most helpful beekeeping books for beginner backyard beekeepers

I sometimes buy books just because they look nice. I might flick through them every once in a while, but they mainly just sit there and look pretty. The following beekeeping books aren’t the ‘sit and look pretty’ type, although some, The Beekeeper’s Bible in particular, looks stunning. The Beekeeper’s Bible – Richard Jones Beekeeping …

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Best Trimmer Line for String Trimmers – What is the best line for you?

Buckle your seat belts, as I’m here to tell you all about string. But this is no ordinary string; it’s specialized for using with your string trimmer as you tackle that overgrown garden. So, without further ado, here’s the best trimmer line for string trimmers.  Best Trimmer Line Top 5 Review Oregon 22-895 Magnum Gatorline …

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How To Grow a Wild Food Forest, Self-Sufficiency Garden

It was like all my Christmases came at once, when, a couple of months ago, my husband’s grandmother offered to pay for $400 worth of fruit trees. I spent a whole day browsing an online fruit tree nursery’s website, researching the varieties on offer, and researching whether they would grow here. Oh, the joy! Chill …

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Best KA-BAR Becker Knives Review – BK2, BK9, BK10, BK22 & More

KA-BAR is well known for making some of the very best fixed blade knives on the market. Their KA-BAR USMC 1942 knife, for instance, has seen extensive service throughout global military conflicts and is held in exceptionally high regard. But today, we’re going to talk about a lesser known type of KA-BAR knife, known as …

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Best Condor Knives Review – Tool and Knife For Bushcraft, Survival, and Home

Are you looking at buying a quality and relatively inexpensive knife that would be suitable for everything from camping to wilderness survival to general-purpose use at your home? If so, you might want to take a close look at Condor Tool & Knife. In this Condor knives review, we’ll take a closer look at what …

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We’ve Found the Best Mora Knife For Bushcraft, Kitchen & Survival

If you could only have one kind of knife for survival, bushcraft, and general purposes, which kind would you choose? Might I suggest considering the Mora knife? We’ll take a look at the best Mora knife here. The Scandinavian Mora knife has been around for over a thousand years, and in that time it has …

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We’ve Found the Best Corded Electric String Trimmer for Your Garden – Bye Bye Weeds!

Tidying the borders around your lawn and gardens is easy with a good string trimmer. They can reach areas that a mower might struggle with. If you’re looking for the best corded electric string trimmer; you’ll find our top picks below. Best Corded String Trimmer Top 5 Greenworks 18-Inch 10 Amp Corded String Trimmer WORX …

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Best Outdoor Wok Burner for Propane & Gas Cooking – Review

If you’ve ever enjoyed a meal from an Asian street food vendor, chances are you have been thinking about getting a wok and burner for yourself. It’s not hard to make some great meals from very simple recipes. Yet, there are a few things to consider when shopping for the best outdoor wok burner.  In …

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The Cattle Muster – New Zealand Mustering in the 70s – Bob’s Farm Stories

I was reading the paper after tea one night during February in the early seventies when the phone went. It was my friend Taffy, who said he was passing through Waimate and wanted to see me. I invited him to come out and half an hour later he was knocking on the door. Wild Cattle …

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Yes! We’ve Found the Best Electric Hedge Trimmers under 50 – Quality for the Money

Hedge trimmers are the perfect tool for the perfect hedge. Whether you prefer a neat-as-a-pin (pretty much levelled) hedge, or more ‘jungle-style’ like myself, a hedge trimmer makes it easy.  Quality doesn’t always cost a fortune but it can be tricky to figure out which trimmer is a quality one and which is a nightmare. …

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Here’s the Best Bushcraft Knife Under 200 for Home & Survival – We Review Quality Knives

Bushcraft is all about knowing how to live in the wilderness long-term. This means that the best bushcraft knife you choose for bushcraft purposes is not exactly going to be the same knife that you keep in your bug-out bag or survival kit. That’s because your bushcraft knife has to be used for hunting, tactical …

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Turn Your Backyard into an Outdoor Living Space – 27 New Ideas for your Garden

1. Tranquility This backyard living space is super simple, yet so inviting. The hanging chair just begs you to hop in and chill out. The yard itself is mainly lawn, creating a feeling of space and calm, with a few hedging plants around the outside. I love the wooden terrace and the pot plant in …

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