How To Size a Homestead Garden to Feed Your Family

Be Sociable, Share!

    A friend asks how much garden do they need to be self sustaining for homestead living? This is one of the first questions people ask when they look into the idea of Homestead living. They want to be off the grid and fully self sustaining but they have no background in anything related. This is a huge jump and without educating yourself you are likely to fail. You will fail because you don’t understand …

    How To Fix A Stove Burner That Stays On When Turned Off

    Be Sociable, Share!

      One of our friends has a problem with their relatively new range. The problem is when they turn the back burner off it will stay on low. They tried removing the burner and changing it with the other one that is the same size but this is not fixing it.

      Ok so this is probably a problem with the Range’s Switch. The switch that controls the electricity to the burner could be shorted and this …

      How To Fix A Leaking Freezer

      Be Sociable, Share!

        One of our friends asked a question about their freezer. They want to know why their freezer is leaking and how do they fix it.

        This is a pretty common problem and the solution is really easy. They own a side by side refrigerator freezer unit so the problem with the melting isn’t going to ruin the food in their refrigerator but if you own a top and bottom refrigerator the freezer can cause water …

        How To Stop Items in the Freezer Door Thawing

        Be Sociable, Share!

          This person’s problem is pretty common they ask how do I stop the items in my freezer from thawing. It seems that the items that are located on the door of a top freezer refrigerator are beginning to thaw on them and they are trying to figure out why this is happening.

          The first thing you want to make sure about is that the freezer door shuts well. When I install a refrigerator I do …

          How To Repair A Broken Bed Box Spring Slat

          Be Sociable, Share!

            Things happen and when they do you need to be able to fix them. A visitor writes about a broken box spring that happened when one of their teenage children’s friends decided to jump on a bed. Not really smart but not the end of the world. In this case the wooden slats that run across the bottom of the box spring split really bad and although you can’t sleep on it until its …

            How To Listen To Free Live FM Radio On Your Phone Without Streaming Music

            Be Sociable, Share!

              If you live in an area where you can pickup FM Radio but you like to use your Phone to listen to music there is a way that you can without eating into your Data Caps.

              Most Phones now have FM Radio Tuners and you can checkout if your phone does by reading the specs on your manufacturer’s website. If your phone does have a FM Tuner you will need an application to be able …

              How To Diagnose Flickering Florescent Lighting Problems

              Be Sociable, Share!

                If you have a florescent light in your home that likes to act up sometimes there may be a quick fix or the bulbs might just be cold but sometimes the ballast can go bad and require replacement.

                How do you figure out if it is something small or a new part is required?

                The first thing you want to do is turn the fixture on and let it run for about a minute. If it …

                How To Save A Lot Of Money Shopping At The Stores You Like

                Be Sociable, Share!

                  cashEveryone loves a good deal but we also like shopping in places that we trust and places that have quality merchandise. In this How To we will look at some of the ways to get great deals on products you like. Now there will be some effort required and you won’t be able to instantly gratify those needs to fork out cash to people.. but with a little preparation and careful shopping …

                  How To What TV Channels are typically free with a tv antennae?

                  Be Sociable, Share!

                    Television-TV-AntennaIf you are considering reducing your cable or dish bill by going with Antenna based TV then you will have some change in your life. However there is a lot of great free content that you can get if you are within the broadcast area and you may have options over your broadband to supplement your local stations with free and paid streaming options.

                    Most Major Networks like Fox CBS ABC NBC also …

                    How To Gather design ideas for your remodeling project

                    Be Sociable, Share!


                      Many of us have a developed design style that we have built up over many years. Whether good or bad it is a part of us that has grown from our childhood home of our parents, our relatives and our friends. We also pick up design choices from television, magazines and homes and buildings that we visit.

                      In the end what we believe is right is what makes us feel most …

                      How To Renew Your Fabrics With Fabric Dye

                      Be Sociable, Share!

                        If you are like most people there are items in your home that are in decent physical condition but seem to have faded over time. This happens to our clothing but also to drapery, throw rugs, bath towels and a variety of other items that can be somewhat expensive to replace just because they look faded.

                        The best results will be with 100% cotton fabrics and the next would be a polyester blend with cotton. …