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    Out of towners during Labor Day

    Any chance your town can pass a no ATV ordinance? Our town will not allow them. The next town over has them and they ruin the roads and peace. We get snowmobiles in the winter, but at least they stick to the trails mostly. Perhaps you can sell some junk to the tourists to make up for the junk...
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    Getting started / temporary compost

    Found a place to start composting. We would toss plant food scraps, coffee grounds and leaves in a pile and turn them. The pile started shrinking quickly with no noticeable amount of dirt being formed. We found the reason tonight when a rather fat racoon was leaving the pile. Apparently it...
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    Outhouse

    Main structure with temporary tarp cover. Still need to put up siding, door and roof. Here's the bench. The board was engineered and pre-sanded which saved time. The toilet seat sits on a riser that is hinged on the right. A handle on the left lets you lift the riser for access to the business...
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    Outhouse

    We decided to build an outhouse for bathroom duties while living in our RV on our new property. I purchased a thetford porta potti for night time non solid bathroom trips which we can drain safely outside. The Outhouse is a dry type with a bucket. The contents are stored in a trash bag, and we...
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    Getting started / temporary compost

    What's a good way to get started with composting? We're on a new property that's mostly wooded. Our building is temporary (Camper) while we level the land and get the basement in. We grill outside and have a decent amount of food scraps and charcoal ash, but no lawn clippings. We can throw in...
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    What to think about before you buy a tractor

    To add to this, I would not buy used if you are not mechanically inclined, or have no interest in performing work on a tractor before completing a task. Not everyone has the time or equipment to do so. Also important if you are less mobile due to life or age. Old tractors can sometimes be...
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    Hired Help

    We are moving to a rural area after purchasing some property. The property is wooded and has not been logged for some time. We needed a driveway installed and some land cleared. Unfortunately the sales process ran late, and we weren't able to sign until late spring. Due to the unknown of whether...
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    Gas Engine Tips

    Greetings, Here are a few tips and suggestions for handling gas and gas engines. Ethanol is in most gasoline that you buy today. It's a nasty product that can eat away at carburators and leave deposits and varnish behind. Even fuel injected machines can suffer if left to sit long enough. It...