Tag: winter

What Causes the Different Seasons?

Even though the Earth does pass closer to the sun during part of its orbit, this is not what’s responsible for the hot summers and cold winters. If this were the case, then both the northern and southern hemispheres would have their summers and winters at the same time. However…

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Do I Need to Heat My Chicken Coop in the Winter?

We live in Colorado, and when we first thought about raising chickens, I was concerned about how to keep them warm in the winter. Colorado winter storms can be brutally cold and windy, with the windchill often dropping well below zero. The last thing I wanted to do was build…

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Insulating a Garage: Is it worth the money?

Saving money on energy bills is a good thing, especially in very warm or cold climates where the AC or the furnace have to run a lot. It can costs hundreds of dollars a month to make the living space comfortable. And although the garage isn’t really a living space,…

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