Backyard Chickens 101

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Backyard Chickens 101

You’ve found your dream property in the country, and you are ready for your first chickens! Here are some frequently asked questions to get you started: How much ranging space? Chickens in a fenced yard need at least 10 square feet of space each. A 16′ x 16′ pen would support a maximum of 25 chickens. More space means happier … Read More

Five tips before you buy your first rural property

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Five tips before you buy your first rural property

So you’re ready to make the big move to the country. You’ve found a piece of undeveloped land where you plan to build your dream home. Here are five quick tips before you sign the contract: 1. Check utilities Verify in advance which utilities and services are available (if any). Do you need to bring in electrical service? A well? … Read More

Uses for Shipping Containers

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shipping containers in oklahoma

Steel shipping containers are eco-friendly, fire-resistant, rodent-proof, easy to secure, and watertight. They are available in 20 and 40 foot lengths, creating a number of possible uses. How can you use a shipping container? Here are five ideas: Storage unit – Shipping containers make quick and easy weatherproof storage unit. Easy access in and out. Simple to secure. Guest house … Read More

Fourth of July Prank

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I love the Fourth of July! Grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, playing volleyball with my friends and family, then enjoying the beautiful fireworks display that my hometown of Pauls Valley puts on every year is something to look forward to annually. Also, Independence Day is one of my paid holidays! Every year we celebrate our freedom that we enjoy as … Read More

Back to School…ALREADY?

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As a teacher, I live and breathe school. School doesn’t sneak up on me. However, summer seems to be shrinking. (Hmm, maybe my wife put summer in the laundry. It shrinks my pants…) We started school last week and I was reminded again of the great opportunity to fill young minds with knowledge. We’ve been afforded such a great chance … Read More