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    This one is an audio podcast............nothing to see. Your best bet if interested is to listen in one window, play around on GIM or surf the web in another window. Approx 1 hour and 20 minutes long. Starts around the 13 min mark.

    PodCast: Pumpkin Spice and Moonshine!
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    Hunting Post collapse
    http://www.offthegridnews.com/extreme...

    THE BUGS
    http://www.goodshomedesign.com/rechar...
    http://bugasalt.com/

    Legality of distilling.
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    The Smallest Brightest Solar Light EVER!
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    Published on Oct 4, 2016
    I'm not a paid spokesman at all. Suaoki sent us this amazing solar light to review. We've been using it now for over 2 weeks and its amazing.

    If you love to go camping or spend time in any off grid environment, this light will come in very handy for you.

    And as always, we have an extra to give away to our audience.

    http://www.suaoki.com/

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    This one is an audio podcast............nothing to see. Your best bet if interested is to listen in one window, play around on GIM or surf the web in another window. Approx 1 hour long.

    Podcast: Camping and Glamping
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    Streamed live 22 hours ago
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    Politics/ The greatest show on earth.

    What did we do this week?
    Thinking abotu planting Garlic
    Getting the Garden Ready for Spring
    Sugar Cane/Sorghum
    Squash
    Jerusalem Artichokes


    What do we season our cast iron with?

    Camping and Glamping
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    We're Not Going To War With Russia! Calm Down!
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    Published on Oct 13, 2016
    Economic Collapse? Maybe. Natural Disaster? Perhaps. Small Regional Conflicts? OK. But NO NUCLEAR WAR. I see a bunch of talking heads on youtube selling their fear porn. The US is not going to get into a Nuclear conflict with Russia. These youtubers are baiting you and feeding into bravado that is just not realistic. They only want to keep publishing click bait.

    The world powers including Russia and the US have worked way too long and hard building up a gravy train to only let it be destroyed to a point where they would have to start from scratch again.

    I do believe hard times are ahead...but Nuclear War is not what is going to happen.

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    Season 3 Episode 12 - An American Homestead - Season Finale
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    Published on Oct 28, 2016
    This week on An American Homestead. It's our season finale and we take a look back at the busy summer it has been. Winter is coming and its a good feeling to look back on your hard work and be satisfied.

    We take a final look at our turkey coop, outdoor kitchen, saw mill roof and our sorghum harvest! Winter is coming and we are ready here on the homestead and looking forward to what spring brings next year.

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    This one is an audio podcast............nothing to see. Your best bet if interested is to listen in one window, play around on GIM or surf the web in another window. Approx 1 hour and 16 minutes long. Starts around the 11 min mark.

    Podcast: We're BACK!
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    Streamed live 8 hours ago
    SHOW TOPICS BELOW

    Winter has been cancelled.

    What did we do since we were last on?

    No Nuclear War

    Final episode of Season 3
    Harvested the Sorghum
    Additional Sheep
    Built a pistol range

    Starting to take our chicken litter and putting that on our grazing paddocks and fields.

    NEWS:
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    Potatos and canning
     
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    Building Our First Pistol Range
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    Published on Oct 29, 2016
    Ever since we got on the homestead, I have wanted to have place to shoot and practice our firearm skills. This past week, we built our first pistol range.

    This is a simple range and target that we just put up. But you have to start somewhere. It's my hope that in the future we can build a small course that we can run through with different obstacles. What makes a true marksman is training.
     
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    Halloween Ammo Test On The Homestead
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    Published on Oct 31, 2016
    We don't celebrate Halloween. So lets go hit the range! Today we test some ammo sent to us by Patriot Outfitters Guns. These are their ammo prepper packs and I start by giving it 1 FULL MONTH in the hole (our 19th century well).

    It survived the well but will these affordable rounds actually cycle through an AR? We shall see!

    POG: http://www.patriotoutfittersguns.com/

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    Unboxing New Beehives For Patrons
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    Published on Nov 1, 2016
    An American Homestead is very excited to be getting started in beekeeping. And we want you to get involved as well! These two beehives are going to go to a couple of our homestead patrons.

    Our neighbor Matt who has been beekeeping for a number of years looks over the hives and gives his thoughts and tips of advice.

    WE LOVE OUR AUDIENCE and we want to reward those that are making our channel possible. We have MANY more giveaways planned coming up in the future. Stay TUNED!

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    Looking For Hornets Nests
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    Published on Nov 2, 2016
    I got a possible location of a hornets nest nearby and today I'm going to check it out. Hornets nests can be captured and preserved and if done well, can be sold for money to collectors.

    But are you brave enough to collect one? More videos on this coming in the future.
     
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    Podcast: Why Do You Want To Be A Homesteader?
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    Streamed live 13 hours ago
    Going to be starting sour dough again?
    Worked on the Garden? Layering.
    Hydraulic pump for the saw mill.
    Got the game camera out...still too warm to hunt.

    Fixed the toyota ...sort of.

    Launched the giveaway for the bee hives!

    The Woodson Family
    Why do you want to be a homesteader?

    What will your homestead look like?
    How will you survive on your homestead? Make Money?

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    Wood Stoves: YOU MUST CLEAN THEM
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    Published on Nov 10, 2016
    Have you noticed that insurance for homes with a wood stove is sky high? There is a reason for that. You must clean your wood stoves every year and the process can be quick and easy.

    Also, it's important to maintain your wood heating stove so that it remains as efficient as possible. You want to get the most amount of burn from your stove and with a little upkeep, it's no problem.

    Also, when it comes to wood heating stoves for your home, you get what you pay for. Don't be afraid to spend the most money you can afford. The higher dollar stoves are WAY more efficient and will maximize your homes heating. Plan on spending at least $1000 on a stove and go up from there.

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    Busy Day On The Off Grid Homestead
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    Published on Nov 11, 2016
    We had a lot to do today and so I thought I would bring you along. If you like these video formats where I kind of just bring you along, let us know in the comments and well do more of them.

    Jaimie and Joann get the morning started with off grid laundry.
    Zac jumps on the farm tractor to turn some soil over.
    A strange man interviews the livestock.
    We give the Saw Mill a go and run into some Man Glitter.
    We end the day with an off grid homestead turkey for dinner.

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    Podcast: How To Stop CWD in Deer
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    Streamed live 16 hours ago
    Tonight we are going to talk about CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) in deer populations and how to stop it. This will not be a popular solution among hunters or parts of the hunting industry. But this is the one solution that will allow hunters to keep hunting and keep the deer population healthy for years to come.

    Just like any other industry, there are those who will fight to keep their products on the market but common sense should now tell us that some of these products are killing our deer and could possibly pose a threat to humans.
     
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    Harvesting Sugar Cane On The Homestead
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    Published on Nov 18, 2016
    I was given these seeds from a lady from Mexico and she told me it was sugar cane! They grew fine in the Ozarks and were much sweeter than our sorghum canes.

    Sorghum or Sugar Cane would be a wonderful addition to any homestead. Not only does it provide a source of natural sugar but it's also fun for young ones to enjoy rather than the processes sugars most kids are eating today.

    Deep South Homestead: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0P...

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    The Ultimate Survivalist Garden Food: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6nl6...
    Building Our Smokehouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp7BQ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1psc...
    What Makes a Good Homesteader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-MF_...
    Making Venison Hard Salami: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxDL2...

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    Off Grid Living: A Woman's Perspective: http://anamericanhomestead.com/off-gr...
    The Importance Of The Homestead Rifle: http://anamericanhomestead.com/laundr...
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    Distilling Water Off Grid On The Homestead
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    Published on Nov 22, 2016
    There are many reasons why a homestead or off grid home would want to have the ability to distill water. First off, distilled water is great for the upkeep of lead acid batteries being charged by solar panels. And second, many medicinal applications call for distilled water as well. There more reasons but these are the two that apply to our homestead.

    Not to mention that in a grid down event, having a distiller like this would be priceless when it came to producing trade and barter materials in the form of distilled spirits.

    Clawhammer Supply sent us this amazing 304 food grade stainless distiller and wanted us to give it a go for our audience. Clawhammer supply has proven to us time and again that they are producing quality products for the end user. I think you will enjoy this video.

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    Making Smoked Salt With Cold Smoker
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    Published on Nov 27, 2016
    We are busy making smoked salt this fall on the homestead. Our smoked salt is always a crowd favorite and we love it!

    Best used on eggs, salads, or anything you might want to add a touch of natural smoked flavoring.

    Here is our video of making the cold smoke house.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp7BQ...

    Here is the link to the building plans for the cold smoker.
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    We Got a New Cat! Or Not
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    Published on Nov 30, 2016
    Just another day on An American Homestead. Fall is the time of year we put up a lot of meat in the pantry. The work doesn't stop!
    ↓↓↓↓↓↓ CLICK “SHOW MORE” FOR FUN STUFF ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓

    Want to see how Jaimie RAW PACKS meat for the canner?
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    Building Our Smokehouse!
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    TRY OUR SMOKED SALT! We Made it ourselves!
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    BEE HIVES ARE NOW FOR SALE! START BEE KEEPING!
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    Get Cheap Water Storage For Your Off Grid Homestead
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    Published on Dec 6, 2016
    Are you looking at the prices of NEW water tanks these days? EXPENSIVE!

    There are affordable ways to find water tanks for water storage, rain water collection or for garden uses. You just have to think past the retail big box stores and do a bit of searching.
     
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    Podcast Updates! - We're coming back
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    Published on Dec 12, 2016
    I know we haven't had any podcasts in the last few weeks. But we are coming back. I promise!

    Plus we will have some giveaways coming up!
     
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    Podcast: WaterSeer and Off Grid Vaporware
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    Streamed live 9 hours ago
    Thanks for tuning in! We love meeting with you every Saturday night.

    We get inundated with all kinds of ideas about homesteading and living off grid. Some of them are amazing and some are what I call vaporware.

    Tonight's shownotes
    Got a great show this week. WaterSeer, other Vapor ware off grid ideas. Tesla power ideas. Meat preservation. Now is the time.
     
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    A Cow and A Cat Come Home
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    Published on Dec 19, 2016
    There are always lots of things going on around the homestead. WE have wanted a milk cow for the homestead since we moved here but because of fencing issues or time management, we hadn't done so. Until Now.

    Also, this years, hard salami is curing in the pantry. I can't wait to try it!

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    Building Our Smokehouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp7BQ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1psc...
    What Makes a Good Homesteader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-MF_...
    Homesteading Is Not Vacation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5mq9...

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    No Septic For Your Off Grid Homestead $ave Money!
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    Published on Dec 22, 2016
    How can you save money for your future off grid homestead?

    Forget the Septic System and water service and go for a composting toilet. It's clean, more sanitary, and you can reuse the waste! Plus having a composting system instead of a septic or sewer based system means you can build your homestead anywhere rather than by a roadside for water line access. Even a septic system needs water to flush the toilet.

    Over all, a composting system like this will save you BIG MONEY! All you need is a bucket.


     
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    Heat Your Off Grid Homestead CHEAP!
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    Published on Dec 23, 2016
    How much do you pay for your home heating each winter? If you have a wood stove, using slab hard wood to heat your home can save you BIG BUCKS.

    Hardwoods work the best and provide the best BTU energy for heating. You are a homesteader and you always have things that need tending to around the homestead. You can spend a lot of time harvesting your own wood OR you can find a local sawmill and work out a deal to remove their slabs for a price that in the end will save you both your valuable time and hard earned money.

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    Podcast: Gun Ban in California And Urban Exodus
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    Urban Exodus Kendra Lynne from New Life on a homestead
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    Let Me Try And Break This Shovel
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    Published on Dec 29, 2016
    I need to dig up one of my buried water lines and check for a crack. Survival Hax sent me this Survival Shovel with an extra one to give away. Will the shovel stand up to the rigors of the Ozarks? This is the ultimate testing ground.

    Let's see if we can break this thing.
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    Fun Way To Learn Off Grid Homestead Skills
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    I don't like companies that just give you a tool or a product. You can tell when a company really loves their job when they not only sell you a product, but provide learning and education as well.

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    Podcast: Mini Wood Stoves and AgriHoods!
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    - Jaimie redoing the inside of the house. cabinets
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    Danny's tractor - farm equipment in west texas.

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    Guy builds house underground for $50
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    Making Sourdough Bread Off Grid With Jaimie!
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    Published on Jan 6, 2017
    We've had a lot of requests for a sourdough bread video. Jaimie wanted to show just how easy it is to make our sourdough bread here on the offgrid homestead.

    Ingredients: Flour, Salt, Water

    QUICK SUCCESS TIPS:
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    2. Only use REAL unbleached flour.
    3. Never use tap or chlorinated water.

    WHEAT:
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    3. Spring or Winter
    Jaimie uses Hard, White, Spring wheat for most of her breads.

    100 years ago, baking daily bread was a task that would not go undone especially in non-summer months. It was a staple and people would trade their own commodities for the wheat berries they would make into flour.

    This age old method of making bread is something you can do! But like anything it will take some practice and effort and before you know it, you'll be a pro!
     
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    Podcast: 10 Things Non-Homesteaders May Not Understand
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    55 Gallon Drum Rocket Stove
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    How Much Land Do I Need For Homesteading?
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    Published on Jan 8, 2017
    We get asked all the time about how much land should a person get for their homestead. Like most questions, the answer depends on what your goals are. Do you want to live off grid? Do you want livestock? Do you want to harvest timber? Are you going to grow crops?

    Once these questions and others are thought about and determined, you can better think about the size of homestead that your family needs.

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    Winter Inside Remodeling with Jaimie
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    Published on Jan 12, 2017
    Winter brings different projects around the off grid homestead. We still have daily chores of feeding the sheep, our growing milk cow and tending to the chickens and turkeys. But we take on new projects that require most of the work inside when its cold outside.

    We will do a full overview of the window seat project that Jaimie is putting together with Tim when it's complete.

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    How To Kill A Bazillion Squirrels (Probably Illegal)
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    Published on Jan 12, 2017
    Have you ever been attacked by a never ending legion of squirrels? Has your garden, fruit or nut trees been casualties of this furry menace? Today, I'm going to give you a sure fire way to even the odds. You set the traps and walk away and come back 1-2 hours later to clean up the mess. Set them again and repeat.

    MATERIALS USED:
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    3 inch screws or nails
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    Helpful hint: the use of bird seed in the area will help them come along quicker. And if all else fails, smear peanut butter on the triggers of the 110 conibear.

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    Podcast: 101 Homestead Skills and Top Tools!
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    Camels Milk
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    Vintage Double Bit Kelly Axe Restoration
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    Published on Jan 18, 2017
    This is a double bit Kelly Axe Head. The reverse side of the axe says TrueTemper. Ever since I watched a number of Wranglerstar videos on restoring axes, I have remembered this axe that Tim had and wanted to restore it.

    There are many videos on youtube about restoring axes. We are just going to do our best with getting this one up to showroom quality. At the very least get it back in working order so we can use it on the homestead.
     
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    No Homestead For You!
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    Published on Jan 27, 2017
    I'm walking around today on the back side of our mountain and looking around for deer antlers. I didn't find any but any walk through my woods is an enjoyable one...especially in the fall and winter.

    Take a real hard look at becoming a homesteader before you actually become one. Do you have what it takes to do what is needed to build and grow your farm? Are you willing to put in the hard hours of labor and nurturing care? Are you willing to make the hard choices of taking a life in order to save another life that you deem more valuable?

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    You Won't Starve This Winter - PLANT THIS!
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    Published on Jan 26, 2017
    Here is a plant that will make you a successful gardener GUARANTEED! The Sunchoke or what is sometimes called the Jerusalem Artichoke will always produce year after year for your family. Once you plant it, you can count on it coming back each year and always giving you food for the winter.

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    Homestead Coyote Hunting
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    Published on Feb 2, 2017
    An increasing number of coyotes have been threatening livestock on the homestead. Our young milk calf has woken us up a few night with a concerning MOO that's not normal. Others in the area have noticed an uptick with coyotes populations on the rise as well.

    My goal is to turn the pressure up in our area around the homestead so that the coyotes understand that their meals around here will come with a price.

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    Sawing White Oak and Solar Kiln Build
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    Published on Feb 7, 2017
    I don't like sawing white oak. It's hard lumber and it takes a lot of wear and tear on the mill. I LOVE cutting cedar but I have a few white oak logs I need to get done so that is what we are doing today.

    Also the solar kiln should be finished this month. Then we can start loading it with boards and making kiln dried planed lumber for wood workers in the area.

    The mill we are using is an old Sears Roebuck Foley Bel Saw.

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