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How To Light The Hen house Or Shed With Solar DIY

If you hen-house or shed are too far from the main house to run lights from the house to the coop or shed you might be interested in building a solar-powered systems to light them or to run an electric fence to protect the chickens. Buy purchasing the parts from Ebay and shopping around you can save a lot of money over buying from a store that sells kits and may not have a wide assortment of supplies to choose from. Home Farmer shares how he bought the pieces from Ebay ans then built his solar-powered lights and electric fence for his hen-house.

As he walks you through the steps to build it he recommends Ebay to purchase the solar panel. The one drawback he has found is that in winter when there isn’t a lot of sunlight he has to disconnect it and take to the house to recharge and then return and re connect it. Which is not so good when you know there is a fox trying to get at your chickens and you have just disarmed the fence for he next twelve hours. In the long run though it would be nice to be able to see what you were doing in the hen-house or shed when it is dark out.

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Build a Homesteading Solar Food Dehydrator

Build a Homesteading Solar Food Dehydrator

This step by step tutorial of how to build a homesteading solar food dehydrator can use the sun’s powerful rays to remove moisture from fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Evenly thinly sliced fruits and vegetables that are generously spaced apart upon removable trays will shrink over a period of hours. All the materials you need…Continue Reading

Homesteading Solar Water Heating Basics

Homesteading Solar Water Heating Basics

This overview of homesteading solar water heating basics will hopefully inspire your family to take on the self sufficiency task of using solar panels to heat your water supply. Way back when, in the days of the original Homesteaders and well before the modern age, people had to make do with what the land provided.…Continue Reading