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homestead

The dwelling house and adjoining land forming the permanent residence of the head of household.Under modern law,a person's homestead is given a very specific definition within each state's statutes and is then granted protections from creditors and against excessive real estate taxes. The term homestead may also apply to the rights granted to a widow or widower to use real property for their remaining lives if they elect to take advantage of homestead laws rather than provisions made in a will.The protections may be unlimited, only up to a certain dollar value of equity, or limited in area. Each state's laws are different, and homestead may be defined differently in the various statutes within a state.

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Some 12-gauge models can also be fitted with rifled barrels, allowing the homesteader to use them with slugs to increase the bullet's stability and accuracy.
I want to suggest, however, that The Homesteader registers a great deal of ambivalence about that choice; rather than subordinating racial issues, Micheaux foregrounds the conflict engendered by Baptiste's efforts to be both an African American hero and a Western one.
The predators that are just a notch or two lower on the food chain than humans will forever search for a piece of the simple man's pie, and the homesteaders who are able to protect that pie will see the highest rates of return.
Micheaux relies on the image of the solitary homesteader because it adheres most closely to Turnerian ideals of American exceptionalism and a nation mastered by the Western progress of individuals.
Another fantastic solar tool for the homesteader is the solar cell phone charger.
And if you have any fun homesteading tales to tell, be sure to look for our 2013 Homesteader of the Year callout early next year.
The Homestead National Monument of America is located on the original homestead claim of Daniel Freeman, who filed his claim January 1, 1863, and is considered America's first homesteader.
A rarer find that he spotted was an original tarpaper shack made from a kit that the homesteader brought along.
Here, we profile two portable sawmill options: the Granberg Alaskan Small Log chainsaw mill, which costs about $200, and Hud-Son's HFE 21 Homesteader bandsaw mill, priced at $2,600.
A group of historic homesteader cabins, a grove of ancient sequoias and a condor habitat in California were all threatened Wednesday as this year's feisty fire season continued to rage across the Western states.
I am an aspiring homesteader myself, and I can't count the number of times I've referenced a MOTHER EARTH NEWS article while planning my own little paradise.