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Paige's Highlights

1. Grain Bins.  Dan and I have looked at these in the past.  Some of them seem pretty ghetto, but if you scroll down and follow the links there are some really amazing houses that people have built out of oil grain bins.  They're quite pretty.  Maybe I'll get him to build me one one day, then we can retire in it....hmm... Anyway, they really remind me of Chipotle restaurants with all the corrugated metal!  Mmm, mmm!

(that's one of the pictures from Mother Earth News' to link above to see more!)

2. Chestnuts.  Ok, ok, so my highlights aren't too much to speak of this week, but it's been busy!  Here's another article from Mother Earth News on raising chestnut trees.  It looks interesting--and I'm liking the part about quick yields--as early at their fourth year!  Not too many nut trees can boast that.  As Dan and I are probably going to be starting from scratch on our homestead, things that will produce during our lifetime are important.  Those poky hulls shouldn't be too much of a bother as we're planning on having a lot of land, and we can just run the chickens underneath the branches for the bugs--and protection from the hawks!  Going on the to-plant list!

3 and 4. To be announced! Number 3 is a bigger "project" of learning that I'm researching, so that will be it's own entry, and for #4, I'm waiting on a book to arrive in the mail!  


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