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Kitchen Gift Guide: Homemade Bread Recipes, Mason Jar Cookie Mixes and More
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites As we prepare for the holidays, I always take a day to make gifts from the kitchen to share with friends, teachers and co-workers. One of my …

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How to Make Elderberry Wine

Add to Favorites By Kevin Greer What a surprise to learn that the berry bushes and trees scattered around my ranch, growing wild, are elderberries. They’re everywhere, grow vigorously, and …

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Spit in the Wind Sheep Farm

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman On a perfect Michigan spring day under clear blue skies you can’t miss them — Polypay lambs running around tree-lined lush green fields, or …

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Fighting Tropical Worms in the Cold North

Add to Favorites Originally published in the November/December 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Alan Harmon – The barn was quiet last spring at Next Step Farm in Canada’s remote Northern …

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The Lamb Switch
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Judith Toth Bigham It was late March and lambing season was in full swing at Hado-Bar Farm. When I went to the barn early one morning …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: A Cattle Man’s View
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Thayne Mackey – Sheep are a wonderful little beast. They provide food, fiber and all manner of agitation. This keeps the blood flowing and the arteries …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: How to Sell Raw Fleece
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Bonnie Sutten – When I first started raising sheep for profit, raw fleece sales were on the bottom of my priority list. I thought that if …

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Choosing and Using Canning Lids
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Artwork by Bethany Caskey For canning food in jars, only lids designed for the purpose will provide a safe seal. Lids for home canning come in one of …

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How To Select Canning Jars
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Canning jars come in two main categories, depending on the diameter of the opening. A narrow mouth jar, also known as a regular or …

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How Long Does Homemade Jam Last?

Add to Favorites Here’s how long homemade jam lasts: For homemade jam using sugar and processed by canning in a hot water bath, you can expect to get about two …

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Potatoes Offer Healthy Sustainability

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, North Carolina It’s been said that each one of us consumes 126 pounds of potatoes each year, including the popular Russet and Idaho …

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The Long Keeper Tomato

Add to Favorites By Kevin Geer, California Let me start by recalling something my grandmother told me when I asked her about growing tomatoes. Grams told me, “Tomatoes are like young …

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A Prescription For Gardening

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe While researching the leading health problems of our day— cancer, strokes, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and dementia—they all  have one thing in common: They …

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Foods You Should (And Can) Produce Yourself And Why
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow New outbreaks of illnesses and even deaths (an estimated 9,000 annually) due to food poisoning are constantly reported in the news. Most of these outbreaks …

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A Guide to Different Colored Carrots
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites A large culinary family includes cumin, dill, fennel, parsnips, parsley, cilantro and different colored carrots. Though carrots are primarily eaten for the roots, it wasn’t always this …

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