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How to covers topics on permaculture principles, forest garden design, unusual food plants, and any other topics.

Humanure Composting Toilet

This post is about how to make a Humanure Composting Toilet.  This post gives a high-level overview of what a composting toilet is and how it works. Background I was in a Permaculture Design Class (PDC) in the fall of 2016...

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Polyethylene Water Tank Repair – Crack

This post cover Polyethylene Water Tank Repair – Crack.  We show you how to repair a crack in a Polyethylene Water Tank, but the same method can be used for anything made of polyethylene, including canoes, kayaks, or anything...

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Cost Effective DIY Cheap Greenhouse

This Cost Effective DIY Cheap Greenhouse post shows you how to build a very cost effective greenhouse that is very sturdy and quick to put together.  The greenhouse in this post/video was put together in about a half day...

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Red Wiggler Worm Compost Bin Update

This is a Red Wiggler Worm Compost Bin Update.  I did a post and video in October of 2016 on how to setup a Red Wiggler Worm Compost Bin.  This post provides an update on the status of the...

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Honda Fourtrax 300 Repair TRX300

This post covers Honda Fourtrax 300 Repair TRX300.  Here we troubleshoot the Honda Fourtrax 300 engine and repair it.  We also explain how I used multimeter to aid in the troubleshooting process.The Troubleshooting Process The first thing I try to...

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Toro GTS 6.5 Wont Start How to Troubleshoot and Repair The Engine

My Toro GTS 6.5 wont start and this post is how to troubleshoot and repair the engine.  We will cover troubleshooting steps and how to narrow down possible issues.The Problem I have a Toro GTS 6.5 that worked fine.  I...

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Rainwater Harvesting Winterization

This post is about Rainwater Harvesting Winterization.  We are preparing our 4-IBC tote, 1200-gallon system for winter so the water in the pipes and tanks don’t freeze and burst. The PictureIf you notice in the picture the IBC-totes are in...

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Fish Pond Winterization | Preparing for Winter

This video shows you how I go about Fish Pond Winterization.  This is a two pond system with a stream connecting them together.  I will show you how to prepare the ponds, stream, and fish for winter. The Upper Pond The...

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Winterizing the In Ground Pool

Winterizing the In Ground Pool is about how to prepare an in ground pool for below freezing temperatures in a temperate climate.  You need to do this preparation to keep leaves, branches, and debris out of the pool, to...

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Making Comfrey Manure Tea

This post talks about Making Comfrey Manure Tea as well as how to apply it.  Comfrey manure tea, also known as comfrey tea, provides many nutrients to plants that it is applied to.  It is very high in nitrogen...

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