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The Best Reason to Practice Food Preservation Methods
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I had a feeling something would go wrong. I’ve practiced food preservation methods since I was 12 and never had I felt so uneasy. I needed to put …

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The Science Behind How to Make Whole Wheat Bread
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Home cooks learning how to make whole wheat bread often ask, “Why didn’t my bread rise? What went wrong?” It could be the temperature, the leavening, gluten …

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An Easy Pomegranate Jelly Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen, Recipes

Add to Favorites First come the strawberries, then the blueberries and peaches. And apples. Lots of apples. Then, about the time we think we’re done with canning season, pomegranates go …

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How to Store Vegetables Through the Winter
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The garden has frozen over and your table sits heavy with food. Some food begins to wilt while others shine bright orange in the autumn light. Congratulations: your …

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Tips for Successful Wild Game Meat Processing

Add to Favorites By Thomas Tabor – Wild game meat processing lets you enjoy one of the great benefits of hunting: harvesting meat yourself. If properly processed, in the field as …

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Preserve Eggs

Eggs are a healthy source of protein around the world, and there are a variety of ways to preserve extra eggs.

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Food Preservation Examples: A Guide to Food Storage
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I tell my friends there are two types of people: preppers and those who laugh at preppers. Why is preparing for a rainy day such a laughable …

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A Tasty Recipe for 3-Bean Salad

Add to Favorites My bean plants have been growing splendidly this year, which means I have made my Dilly Bean recipe more times than I can count. When I picked …

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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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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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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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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 Secret To Small-Lot Homesteading?

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Madison, Wisconsin You could say that I’m an odd duck. A homesteader and agriculturally-minded Mennonite, I grow a good portion of the food needs for my family—at …

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The Best Fish for A Cold Climate

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Wisconsin If you read my other articles, you’ll know that I live in one of the colder parts of the country, in Wisconsin. During the polar …

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Choosing Plants For Winter Aquaponics

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Madison, Wisconsin Over the past eight months we’ve been learning how to do aquaponics in greenhouses in cold climates. For the last installment in …

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