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The Backyard Shipwright: How to Set Up Your Own Mini-Shipyard

So, you want to build a boat? In your backyard? By hand? Truthfully, constructing a vessel that will hold a human (or several) without taking it on water is tricky. It requires ample space, skill and patience, not to mention time and money. Most boat-building ventures take at least six months, working in the evenings…

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A Guide to Researching the History of a House

If you live in a house that’s more than a few decades old, it’s natural to wonder about its history. Who built it, and when? Who lived there before you moved in? You might even wonder about the evolution of the home’s structure, as well as any changes made to it over time. If you’re…

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How to Build a Butterfly Garden in Your Backyard

Most people would rather have less, not more, flying insects in their yard. Butterflies, however, are often an exception to that rule. These winged creatures bring colorful beauty and charm to almost any backyard space, and they’re a sight that everyone, from children to adults, can enjoy. Fortunately, butterflies are simple to attract with the…

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Lawn Care: Flower Identification Guide

The ability to properly identify an unknown flower is useful for flower enthusiasts, gardeners, or anyone who enjoys beautiful blooms. Fortunately, there are resources that can help. A flower identification guide can allow people to easily look up and compare their photos against images on online databases or websites. Another way to identify flowers is…

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A Lawn Guide to Insect and Bug Identification

Bugs are interesting creatures that are a lot of fun to learn about. Although most people call them bugs, they are actually arthropods. Arthropods are creatures or animals that have pairs of jointed legs and bodies that are segmented. They also wear their skeleton on the outside of their bodies! This is a hard outer…

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Astronomy at Home: A Guide for Exploring Outer Space from Your Backyard

Image via Pixabay Man has always looked to the sky above for answers to many of life’s questions, but have you ever looked up and wished you had more answers about the sky itself? Astronomy is a fascinating hobby and chance to learn about the universe — the stars, planets, celestial bodies, and galaxies near…

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Homeowner’s Guide to Geological Exploration in Your Backyard

Photo via Pixabay The world is a big place, and while many of us hope to explore it far and wide someday, most of us don’t have the luxury of traveling whenever and wherever we like. But what if you could study the planet we call home with a hands-on, close-up, fascinating hobby — and…

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