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Mar 12 2014
Looking at our weather forecast you would not think that spring is right around the corner. My garden is still snow covered and our forecast is for another 16” of the white stuff! However my seeds have arrived and my potting soil is mixed up and ready and it is time to start my seeds indoors. What are you planting this year. Here are a few of the seeds I will be starting early inside. Tomatoes and peppers are always started about 6-8 weeks before planting time. This gives the plants a time to get started and give you a......Read more...
Mar 11 2014
January ushers in a year of optimism and hope for me each year. In Chinese culture, the year is designated by an animal that gives the year a theme of sorts. I also like thinking of the year before me as a great block of time to be determined by a theme. For example, last year I decided my plan would be to plan less and experience more. I love having a plan, but I realized my borderline obsessive need to have a plan all of the time was hindering me from fully enjoying my own life. This theme worked......Read more...
Mar 10 2014Enter the Incubator Giveaway! Sponsored by Incubator Warehouse The Hova Bator 1602N is a great incubator for the hobbyist, homesteader, or small farmer. Read a Review and How to Hatch Chicken Eggs in an Incubator on The Self Sufficient HomeAcre. Be sure to check out the Review and Incubating Duck Eggs post on Joybilee Farm! Features: IncubatorWarehouse.com Gentle Flow Fan kit Reliable wafer snap thermostat for accurate temperature control Washable plastic sanitary liner for easy cleaning Durable Styrofoam construction provides excellent insulation Built-in water trough for humidity control Two viewing windows to watch eggs as they hatch Includes bulb thermometer Easy-to-follow......
Mar 7 2014
The weather continues to be cold here in Vermont. This stew recipe is perfect for those cold nights when you just want some delicious comfort food to warm you up. The recipe makes enough for six generous servings and also freezes well. It is also easy to double for a large crowd! Perhaps you’re wondering what hominy is? Hominy is made from whole corn kernels that have been soaked in a lye or lime solution to soften the tough outer hulls. The kernels are then washed to remove the excess solution, the hull and often the germ. You can find......Read more...
Mar 6 2014
Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop! It’s time to link up with the HomeAcre Hop! You are invited to link up your favorite posts or just check out the various links, there are some very talented bloggers out there! I am learning so much each week from all of you. Please, only link posts that you haven’t linked before to keep the hop fresh and fun for everyone. Be sure to visit the other hosts as well. We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google+, Instagram or by email! Sandra @ Clearwater Farm, Kathi @ Oak Hill Homestead, Mary @ Homegrown......Read more...
Mar 5 2014
As spring rolls around, we start to think of being outside, enjoying the wonderful weather. Now is also the time to think about establishing your vegetable garden – it’s a wonderful way to save money, get exercise, and help your family to eat healthy. And taking care of a garden is a never-ending and rewarding learning experience. The most important thing to consider is where your garden will be located. Gardens need sun, the more the better. Locate your garden away from any shadows cast by large trees or buildings. Ideally, you would like to have level ground; if the......Read more...
I spent some time out on the roof of one of our solar projects this week, and when I finally came down I noticed that my skin was a bit red. This isn’t an uncommon thing in my life, and probably not yours either. Late spring into early fall the weather is too warm for…
Last week I was driving by a small farm on my way into town. They were setting their tractor up with a roll of white plastic to do another row of planting. I pass this farm all the time and I always wonder to myself, why on earth they’re covering up their crops with sheet…
Today and tomorrow we’re putting the final touches on the display. The glass is going in, computer monitors are getting mounted, and the shelving is finally ready to go in place. It’s really starting to look good! All the educational info is at the printer and coming back to us today and tomorrow, so…
We’re in the last stages! The electronics are going in, and the educational portions are all sent to print. Video monitors are going in today and tomorrow. We’re on schedule and almost ready. In the meantime, I promised to post more train descriptions as time drew near. Here’s the third of four! The…
This is the week we’ve been waiting for! Our efforts are dedicated and focused on finishing this display before the grand opening this Saturday. In preparation for that here’s another fun little write up on the second of our railways. There are still two left, and I’ll be putting them up here on the blog throughout…
As the grand opening approaches, I’ll be releasing some of the more fun information related to the Prudent Living Train and it’s four working tracks. We’ve named each of them, and written a fictional history for each of them as a bit of fun for the display. None of it is real, of course,…
It’s been a little while since we’ve updated you on the progress for the train. Well wait not longer! It’s just about done. The tables are together and ready for testing. All that’s left is the rather lengthy electrical work, the glass enclosure, and finally the educational space/railing around the outside. We went out…
I got a call from my sister last week about a computer issue she was having that was semi-related to my last “prudent computing” post, but I thought it was different enough to merit a new post. She called me up and said she had been searching around for something for her son. He’s only…
Camping season is fast approaching. For those of us who enjoy the great outdoors, the warm weather is a sign of good things to come. Perhaps you can feel the pull of the weekend hike, and the smell of nature is a reminder that very soon you’ll be able to get out and enjoy some…
Naturally, since the spring weather has finally arrived it’s only natural to talk about that, but today I’m going to dig into my roots of computer guy work. I ran across an interesting problem on one of the office computers yesterday which had to do with a very classic problem I ran into a lot…
Videos related to solar PV information and/or installations.
Construction videos related to new homes, remodeling, and additions.
Informative videos regarding what goes on during and after an energy audit.
Videos regarding our educational, model train displays.
Videos related to the products in our online market.
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