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The Power of Potatoes

So much food goes to waste every day. Storing our homegrown foods for future use is one way of stopping much of this waste.

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Improve Your Soil: Know How To Lay Mulch
May 10, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Mulch, mulch, and then mulch some more. Knowing how to lay mulch is one of the greatest skills any gardener can have. Using organic mulch is how …

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Recycling Materials on Hand for Compost Bin Plans
January 26, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites There are endless compost bin plans available online. A basic understanding of what components a compost bin must have is essential. Composting is among the easiest, environmentally …

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Minimizing Fire Risk on the Farm

Flammable materials are abundant on every farm and homestead. Barn and coop fires are an unfortunately common issue, but there are a few critical things we can do to avoid a catastrophe.

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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others.

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An Earthy Guide to the Best Composting Toilets

Add to Favorites By Patricia Baird Greene In order to find and follow your own path to the best composting toilet for your family and self-sustaining living situation, it may …

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A Complete Guide to How to Compost at Home

Add to Favorites By Frederick C. Michel, Jr., Joe E. Heimlich, & Harry A. J. Hoitink – If you are interested in learning how to compost at home, here is some …

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Building Bridges With Basil, Rosemary And Yarrow

Add to Favorites By Judith Andrews Starting a medicinal herb garden in early spring of 2013 was the beginning of bridge awareness—the bridge between fresh herbs and their equivalent essential oils, between traditional …

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An Unconventional Cider Press

Add to Favorites By Luke Potrzeba This fall was marked by a bumper crop of apples in my parents’ old apple orchard. When I went to visit them one weekend, …

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Cattails: A Useful Pond Plant
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are …

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Grow the Cattail Plant in Your Farm Pond
March 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are …

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Congrats on the Harvest! You Did It!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites A successful gardening season means you’re probably drowning in produce right now. And you don’t want it to go right into the compost pile. So how do you …

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Cooking Fresh Pumpkin: 3 Ways to Use Pumpkins

Add to Favorites By Pauline McKenzie – I love cooking fresh pumpkin every year! When I make pumpkin pie, my granddaughters normally eat the pumpkin pie filling, but not the crust. With …

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6 Uses For Your Watermelon Plant’s Bounty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The beginning of the summer is when you read about watermelon planting tips, but this is the time of year when you start to think: What do …

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The Cushaw Squash
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Probably deep in the stages of REM sleep, my Tampa, Florida, friend MJ Clark suddenly woke up to the sound of a large object falling through a …

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