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Backyard Shed Makes An Affordable Living Space

Amish Built Shed That's A Backyard Office & Studio

I turned an ordinary 12′ x 20′ backyard shed into a comfortable and functional home office and studio. I’ve been happy with my little building and thought you might like to know more about why I chose a backyard shed over a standard home addition. WHY A BACKYARD SHED? My husband and I are growing…

How To Preserve Eggs With Water Glass

Eggs In Water Glass

Did you know that are a few different old-time ways to preserve fresh eggs for many months without electricity? It’s true. Freshly laid eggs have been successfully preserved by being kept in a “water glass” solution, in a lime water solution, by being coated with mineral oil, Vaseline or paraffin wax, and by being buried…

A Few Pennsylvania German Superstitions

Hex Sign

Depending upon how you count them, my husband and I are the 4th or 5th continuous generation of his family to live in our house. His family is an old Pennsylvania German family (sometimes referred to as Pennsylvania Dutch) and is one of the original families to settle the western Pennsylvania frontier. My husband’s early…