A while back I read an article that got me thinking. Apparently, less than half of two thousand high school students polled felt that a university education will secure them a good job. A few days earlier I’d talked to […]Continue Reading
Learn what it’s like to live between two feuding families in a backwoods corner of a rural island, and see what it teaches about life, harmony and getting along.Continue Reading
I woke up with the rising sun on the morning of Thursday May 15, 1986 in a tent pitched on my homestead property. It was my first morning on the land, I was there by myself, and it was one of the most sharply depressing moments of my life. It was all I could do to stop myself from running away from the crazy venture I’d gotten myself into.Continue Reading
The quickest way to change the look of your home is by changing the colours on your walls. Use these steps to ensure that your walls look like they were repaired and painted by professionals.Continue Reading
Want to earn a living outside the city? Watch and see how Bill and Joann Woods do it. Smart decisions, hard work and a little innovative thinking has made all the difference for them . . .Continue Reading
*PINE CHEST COMPLETE: See milk paint refurbishing job.
*COOLER CABIN: Learn how to keep sleeping loft cooler.
*GARDENING: See how greedy nearby plants invade pot.
*RASPBERRIES: Learn how to prune & mulch properly.
*TOOLS: See a great circular saw blade in action against steel.
*CONSTRUCTION: See a little item makes high-rises safer.
*WOOD FINISHING: See milk paint problem and solution.
*METALWORKING: The amazing power of water jet cutting.
I used to believe in man-made global warming, but not any more. I can’t. Inconvenient facts keep getting in the way. Before I list a few of the reasons human-powered global warming doesn’t ring true to me any more, let me touch […]Continue Reading
Although you may not live in Canada, as I do, the fact is that many homes around the world would benefit from more insulation. “Experts” tend to greatly under-estimate the amount of insulation homes need at any point in history. Even homes […]Continue Reading
Back in the 1990s, I learned a valuable lesson that I haven’t forgotten. It happened over a ten year period while I interviewed dozens of construction company owners for ongoing articles I wrote for a magazine called Carpenter. Every business owner […]Continue Reading
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