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Build a Wall-Mounted Wooden Rack for Easy Canned Goods Rotation

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

This inexpensive wooden rack allows you to store 160 cans in a previously unused section of your kitchen while making sure the oldest cans are in easy reach first.


Build a Thermosiphon Solar-Heated Shower System

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

This thermosiphon off-grid solar shower system is a great way to reduce energy consumption while watering your greenhouse.


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Upcycling the Bundt Pan

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Do you have an old bundt pan that's just too worn to bake with anymore? Find out about a few different ways you can upcycle an old bundt pan.


Make a Bag Holder from an Old Feed Bag!

By Danielle Pientka, DIYDanielle.com

Learn how to make a grocery bag holder using an old feed bag! No elastic required.


Country Lore

By Mother Earth News Readers

Readers’ tips on making hand brooms, sheep scales, and growing plants in gutters.


Set Up Your Own Small Animal Shed

Story by Spike Carlsen

Stack timbers to shelter your animals from the elements with this simple and practical design.



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