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Garage Door

The Garage Door Isn’t Closing Fully!

Oftentimes, home owners realize that their garage door isn’t closing fully. This is a common complaint from many home garage owners, so let’s find out why this is happening. Here are some of the commonest causes. Obstructing objects in between the sensor’s beam Objects blocking the beam from the sensor are some of the commonest …

earth lodge

Earthlodge: The Original Sod Home

I read an interesting article on the “earthlodges” of Native Americans in the Dakotas the other day. I’d learned early in my life when the family moved from New York to “Indian Territory” – Oklahoma – that not all Native Americans lived in those portable teepee tents so prevalent on the plains. I knew the …

A Timber Business That Doesn’t Cut Down Trees

In my very rural neighborhood with lots of small-acreage homesteads that have been going for generations, there is a lumber mill. Belongs to a neighbor, mostly just a big-timber circular saw and carriage under a sturdy roof with no walls, stacked hardwood logs he and his several sometimes/part-time workers have salvaged from acreage nearby being …