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The Benefits of Using a Water Softener
Does your water have an odd taste or smell? Hard water can cause these and other effects. Learn more about the problems of having hard water, the benefits water softener systems provide and how you can enjoy clean, refreshing water.
Expert Tips in Welding
Starting to weld is easier than many people think. However, as many novice and intermediate welders have discovered, mastering the skill is a lot more challenging. While there is no replacement for practice, forming some good habits and being thoughtful about your welding will help you improve your skills. These are five MIG welding tips from experts to help you master the craft.
The Benefits of LED Lighting
With concerns about utility consumption, more people are looking for ways to reduce their reliance on electricity. Instead of turning off lights through the day, consider an LED retrofit that replaces incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lighting. Take a closer look at the benefits of LED lighting.
Know How to Start Your Indoor Growing Right
Indoor gardening offers many benefits over buying seedlings from a nursery. You can start your plants when you want so you can be ready for planting dates in your area. With heirloom seeds, you can have varieties that fit your tastes. You can grow the number of plants that you choose. Although nursery seedlings are convenient, you are limited to the inventory in your area. Growing your own seedlings is often less expensive than using nursery plants. Plus, when you grow your own seedlings, you can indulge your gardening hobby even earlier and enjoy some plant therapy in the winter.
Terrific Tips for the Beekeeping Beginner
Beekeeping is more than just a fun hobby; taking proper care of bees can have a positive effect on your community and the plants that rely on these insects for pollination. Have you always been fascinated by the idea of beekeeping but didn’t know where to start? Keeping bees isn’t a difficult task, but it does take preparation and finesse to keep your hive alive. Before you can be a beemaster, you should follow these beekeeping tips to sharpen your skills.
Know how Farmers work hard in the fall to Winterize and Prepare for Spring
Let’s face it…Canadian winters are arguably the harshest in the world. In parts of the northern prairies, it can get down to minus 20° for weeks on end. The ground freezes solid, even in Southern Ontario.
Growers and producers across the country generally use the time after harvest is completed to prepare for spring. Jake Leguee, a Saskatchewan farmer, and Larry Thomas, an Alberta cattleman, each have unique protocols that they follow.
Know how Wild Boars are a threat across the Prairies and Beyond
How many wild boars are roaming the prairies? No one knows – not even Dr. Ryan Brook, associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan, who leads the only wild pig research project in the country.

“We have this overwhelming pile of data showing we have a lot of pigs, that they’re reproducing at alarming rates, and that they are spreading quickly,” he said. “The only thing we don’t have yet is a population estimate.”
Know the Future of Farming and its Potential
I remember the day I pulled the first radish out of our farm, The Harvest Hub. It was vibrantly purple, glorious in size, fresh, crunchy, and juicy. Frankly, it was perfect. “Easter Egg” radishes, the seed package said. All of a sudden, I had pounds and pounds of radishes and knew instantly that the indoor soil-based farming equipment invention that my husband had created – worked. This was our first real crop grown in the dead of winter, in our heated garage. I rejoiced, and so did my neighbors I’m sure. They all probably thought we had an illegal (at the time) cannabis operation ongoing. “No, just vegetables,” I remember saying to one of them.
Know the Importance of Unplugging from Technology and how to do it
Canada is amazing. We have maple syrup, open prairies, and Nanaimo bars. We are also one of the most wired countries in the world. According to Statistics Canada’s Internet and Digital Technology study, “Nearly all Canadians under the age of 45 use the Internet every day.” All the technology that has become commonplace can create technostress, feelings of anxiety or stress caused when dealing with computers, cell phones, navigation devices, e-readers, and all the other gadgets that have invaded our lives.
How to make Rhubarb Cobbler
First, gather everything that you need for both stages of the recipe:
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