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King's Roost offers DIY products for urban homesteaders
King's Roost offers DIY products for urban homesteaders

If necessity is the mother of invention, it's also a great reason to open a retail business. Having raised chickens, built elaborate aquaponics systems and made foods using freshly milled grains at home, Roe and Trish Sie know these activities aren't exactly mainstream. And yet as the success of ventures such as the Institute of Domestic Technology demonstrates, they aren't alone. A growing number of city-dwellers are embarking on ambitious do-it-yourself undertakings that are typically associated with rural lifestyles and bygone eras. Shopping to support these pursuits, however, is still complicated. Enter the Sies, who spent years sourcing obscure raw materials, and...

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