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How to Make Kombucha at Home
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Not long after I began drinking it, I decided I needed to learn how to make kombucha. If you buy it in the store, you will pay …

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Reviving Old Crab Apple Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Previous generations grew crab apple trees as an edible, not just decorative, tree. People knew how to care for apple trees and nurtured these trees well to …

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Learning How to Dehydrate Food
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Knowing how to dehydrate food is a matter of survival for many and is an easy skill to learn.

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6 Kombucha Benefits for Your Health
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It seems kombucha benefits are talked about across the media. Kombucha has been called the “Immortal Health Elixir.” It’s mentioned in records dating 2,000 years ago. When …

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A Guide to Salting Food Preservation
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The successful, savory narrative of salting food preservation is fascinating when its history and uses are examined. Here’s a fun fact, did you know it’s been reported …

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Freezing: Food Preservation For Your Garden Greens
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Why do we preserve food? All those plantings often provide way more greens than can be eaten at once. To save abundant garden greens for later use, try …

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How to Grow Your Own Halloween Pumpkins

Add to Favorites By Lori Fontanes Admit it. You’ve always wanted to grow your own giant pumpkin patch just like the one in the Charlie Brown cartoon. Add a few cornstalks, …

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Going Organic Saves Me Work

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, The Homesteader’s Bits & Pieces I was a bit skeptical to try organic agriculture because I thought it meant more work for me. But …

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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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Gardening: A Vital Step To Self-Sufficiency
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Rhonda Crank, rhonda@thefarmerslamp.com; www.thefarmerslamp.com With the changing economic times we are in, more and more people are planting gardens. Some are planting in old flower beds; …

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Apple Orchard Leads To Organic Business

Add to Favorites By Kevin Geer I started this project when I moved to Northern Baja California where I live on a small 15 acre ranch. My ranch is located …

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Growing Beets: How to Grow Bigger, Sweeter Beets

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris – Have you ever tried growing beets? Beets can be planted early, harvested at any stage of their growth cycle, and do not require …

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Your Guide to Growing Winter Squash
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Winter squash, like summer squash, melons and cucumbers, are part of the gourd family. Growing, harvesting, and keeping winter squash is, to me, among the easiest in …

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Growing Blackberries on Your Homestead
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Some of my earliest memories are of picking blackberries growing wild along the dirt roads of home. There aren’t as many wild bushes growing blackberries as there …

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Eggplant Growing Tips
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites You may have reasons not to grow eggplant. It’s bitter and mushy, with huge seeds. The plants are fussy. You don’t have room in your garden for …

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