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Growing Seedlings Indoors Without Power
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Not only is this my first gardening season in a new growing zone, it’s my first season to be growing seedlings indoors without a power source. Living …

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Purslane: Benefits of an Annoying Weed

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, Canada Rather than saving purslane benefits for the salad bowl, most gardeners weed it out for the compost heap. Yet, people have been eating purslane as …

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Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe Using Fermented Grape Leaves

Add to Favorites When we planted a dozen grape vines on our backyard homestead 10 years ago, we weren’t thinking about ways to use them in a stuffed grape leaves recipe. …

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Hyden’s Classic Cheviots

Add to Favorites By Tim King — Dean Hyden, of Chewelah, Washington has been raising Border Cheviot sheep for more than four decades. And after all those years, he continues to …

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North to Alaska!

Add to Favorites By Yates Colby & Bill Marion St. Croix sheep tend to conjure images of warm Caribbean islands and sandy beaches. Recently, a group of St. Croix sheep …

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The Texel Fix-All
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Tim King Texels are a white-faced breed of heavily muscled sheep that originated in the Netherlands. British shepherds became interested in the breed and started importing …

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Breeding Sheep for a Hardy Flock
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Alethea Kenney When people call me asking about sheep, invariably we end up discussing hardiness. Sheep are often said to have a death wish, to be …

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All About Romney Sheep

Add to Favorites By Suzan Shearin, Tennessee – Originating in the Romney Marshes of England, they were called, appropriately, Romney Marsh sheep. If you watch public television perhaps you’ve seen Romney …

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Breeding Top Dairy Sheep for America

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman – A generations-long trek from the romantic sun-baked mountains of northern Greece to the New World has led to a pioneering American dairy sheep …

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Make Your Own Seed Bank
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Scrolls, skeletons and seeds. That’s what the discovery of Herod’s Palace in Masada, Israel, revealed. Ancient history, preserved for future generations. Scientists carbon-dated the date palm seeds …

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When The iGeneration Gardens
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Photos and Story By Kenny Coogan, Florida Turning off your televisions and mobile devices and spending some uninterrupted time with your family and yard may not only …

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The Best Winter Vegetables List
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The best winter vegetables list is far different from a summer list but growing cold season crops is very rewarding. Have you grown a winter garden yet? …

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The Goji Berry Plant: Grow the Alpha Superfood in Your Garden

Add to Favorites By Don Daugs – We introduced our experiences with growing goji berry plant, also known as the wolfberry, to Countryside readers with two articles in 2009. The …

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Growing Vegan Proteins, from Amaranth Plants to Pumpkin Seeds
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites In the homesteading world, talk revolves around raising your own meat and eggs. But what if you’re vegan? You can still be self-sufficient and grow your own …

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Growing Sunflowers from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether planting short fluffy varieties or annual forests, growing sunflowers from seed is easy. Unlike food crops tracing back to South America, Europe or Southeast Asia, sunflowers …

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