Holiday Cranberry Recipes

Here in Maine, leaves have aged to rich, deep shades of red and orange, the nights are chilly, and the days crisp–though often gloriously sunny at the same time.

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Sourdough From Scratch

Baking Bread has to be one of my favorite things to do (and eat), and while I love all types of bread, sourdough is my absolute number one! Why?

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Finding the Best Pumpkins for Pies
September 21, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen

What are the best pumpkins for pies? Well… it’s not even a pumpkin… depending on your definition of “pumpkin.”

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The Underutilized American Acorn
September 21, 2022 · · Self-Reliance

To see how most Americans view the acorn, one would think that they are useless tree droppings, something inevitable we just have to deal with in the autumn, like garden-killing frosts, pumpkin spice everything, and way-too-early Christmas decorations.

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African Swine Fever
September 12, 2022 · · Pigs

While ASF is not transmittable to humans, it spreads easily and rapidly among swine, and humans can transport the disease. Learn how to recognize African swine fever symptoms to protect your and your neighbors’ animals, and how to practice good biosecurity.

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Beef Composites and Breed Definition
September 12, 2022 · · Cattle

We frequently hear the terms crossbred, hybrid, composite, or synthetic when referring to breed definition, and we often wonder exactly what these terms mean.

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10 Agritourism Ideas for Your Farm
September 12, 2022 · · Homesteading

Agritourism, while it sounds fancy, is not a new concept. Earning extra cash on your farm is possible with these agritourism ideas.

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Agritourism: A Money-Making Agriculture Business

Can inviting farm visitors fuel a successful money-making agriculture business? It’s called agritourism and yes, it can!

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Starting a Petting Zoo Business

Why not make use of the resources you already have on hand — farm animals, land, and a love of sharing them with others — and try starting a petting zoo business?

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10 Alternative Agritourism Examples for Your Small Farm
September 9, 2022 · · Homesteading

Check out these 10 alternative agritourism examples and see the possibilities of your farm!

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