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Culture Your Own Probiotics For Your Backyard Chickens

Add to Favorites By Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Oregon A probiotic is an organism that gives benefits to its host. Yogurt is probably the most commonly found probiotic around, but it is not …

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SCOBY Uses: More Than Just a Healthy Brew

Add to Favorites Did you know that there are dozens of SCOBY uses that don’t involve brewing a batch of kombucha? Once I learned how to make kombucha at home, …

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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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A Homemade Dandelion Wine Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites This dandelion wine recipe all started with violets. I know that might seem like a strange statement, but violets were my introduction to foraging. My neighbor introduced me …

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How to Make Jelly from Queen Anne’s Lace
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Walking just about anywhere in the countryside here in Ohio, you will find the beautifully intricate white flower called Queen Anne’s Lace. I recently learned from my …

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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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Drying Mushrooms: Instructions for Dehydrating and Use Afterward
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Drying mushrooms is an easy way to “upcycle” your produce. While most foods lose flavor or texture after dehydration, mushrooms improve. Mushrooms have been eaten since ancient …

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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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The Power Of Potatoes

Add to Favorites By Shirley Benson, Wisconsin Waste not—want not, an old saying I remember my father repeating to me many times, usually when I was leaving too much potato …

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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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Staghorn Sumac: The Wild Lemonade Berry

Add to Favorites By Sam Thayer – Sumac is a common, well-known and easily recognized feature of the rural North American landscape. Staghorn sumac trees with thick twigs and an almost …

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Growing Seedlings Indoors: What’s the Problem?

Add to Favorites By Crow Miller – Seed starting is a simple process. Though a few problems can crop up, it is not hard to avoid or correct them. Here …

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A Guide to Growing Seedlings Indoors

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris – If you garden north of the Mason/Dixon line, your last frost date may come after Easter. To harvest mature tender vegetables before …

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Growing Stevia Indoors: Produce Your Own Sweetener
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Who says we can’t have it all? We began homesteading because we wanted control over what we eat and use. That includes our sweeteners. Minimally processed sugars can be …

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10 Best Agriculture Schools

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota – Academia, I learned, is not all about laptops and college football games these days. In a few corners around the country, some of …

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