Summer Preparations For The Homestead


Living in the Midwest it’s easy to remember to get things ready around the homestead for winter but prepping things for the summer is something we may not put much thought into but can be just as important. Here are a few links that may help us get started with a few ideas and to start thinking about this all important task.

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Check out this great article from Just Plain Marie on 36 Ways To Lower Your Energy Use This Summer. She offers some great suggestions (many you would never think of) on how to conserve energy in the house.

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Homemade AC Air Cooling unit – If you need something a little extra in the house to keep things cooled down that is cost effective this might be the answer. These are easy to make and put out air at around 42 degrees in an 80 degree room.

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Nelson Manufacturing Company has a great article about Keeping Your Livestock Cool This Summer. It’s an older article from a company that sells livestock equipment but it is well worth the read, they have some great suggestions.

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Summer is a great time to put up and utilize a clothesline for drying your clothes and give that dryer a rest. Here is a great article with some interesting details about The Benefits of Using a Clothesline. If You need some help on putting up a clothesline checkout this video. 

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Harold

Harold

Homesteader, Blogger and Podcaster at Small Town Homestead
I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.
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