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Consider These 4 Extra Features When Buying a Circular Saw

PHOTO: Daniel JohnsonAre you a fan of DIY projects? Do you consider yourself something of an amateur carpenter—or maybe even better than amateur? If you answered “yes” to the above questions, then you probably already know that you need a circular saw in your arsenal of tools. These small, portable saws are perfect for sawing lumber while away from your workshop, making them an ideal tool for active hobby farmers who might be in their garage building a chicken tractor one day and out in a field fixing a fence on the next.
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5 Ways to Start a Community Garden

PHOTO: Gabriel Kamener/FlickrWe all know that gardening is good for our physical health. What other hobby gets you exercising, spending time in the great outdoors, and provides you with delicious, nutritious food after all that effort? Unfortunately, for many city dwellers, the space to grow an adequate garden just isn’t available within the confines of their living arrangement.
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Heirloom Tomato Choices

Home /Crops /Heirloom Tomato ChoicesFor down-home taste, nothing beats fruits that have been enjoying a renaissance more than 200 years.Most are durable, firm and thick, possess smooth skins free of ‘crack’ (seams radiating out from the stem on the shoulder of the fruit) and burst (splitting at the blossom end).
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What to Consider When Buying a Recliner Sofa

Kim is a keen reader and likes finding bargains when possible. We Went Shopping for a ReclinerOur first few trips to sofa stores proved to be disappointing. We wanted to buy leather sofas, but it seemed that the styles we preferred were only available as recliners. We didn& 39;t set out to buy these, and this factor added to the price.
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7 Ways to Keep and Cook Asparagus

Nothing quite says spring like tender, crisp asparagus. In season during the spring and early summer, asparagus is easy to find at the farmers market, can be harvested wild if you know where to look (ask all your favorite older folks in town if they know where it grows), and can be grown at home. Bear in mind that it has a tendency to spread, so if you grow it on your farm, put it somewhere you don’t mind it overtaking.
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10 Minutes With Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin is one of the most well-known sustainable-agriculture advocates in the U.S. today. More importantly, he’s a full-time, third-generation farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. His family farm, Polyface, Inc., services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets and 50 restaurants with “salad bar” beef, pastured poultry, “eggmobile” eggs, “pigaerator” pork, forage-based rabbits and forestry products.
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