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Fighting to Save a Homestead Heritage in Salmon, Idaho
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Nestled in an isolated river valley, Lemhi County’s homestead heritage hadn’t changed much in a century. Sacajawea, Shoshone guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition, was born …

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Simple Homesteading: Food Culture is About Sharing
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites I’ve always gardened and cooked for my family. But I didn’t realize how much my simple homesteading centered on them until I no longer had family to …

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Heat and Eat on a Wood-Burning Cook Stove

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds, Missouri – Among the most common of homestead essentials is learning how to cook on the wood-burning cook stove. For most Countryside readers, the ultimate …

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Cooking Duck Breasts

Add to Favorites Photos & Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota If you’re looking for something special to serve this holiday season, think duck. That is, duck breasts. Yes, you can …

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Many Opportunities for Marketing Lamb
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Originally published in the November / December 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Gayle Smith – Unique opportunities are out there for marketing the annual lamb crop, but …

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Sheep Breeds That Pay Their Way
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman – Karen Valley’s flock of 21 sheep, consisting of two sheep breeds (Shetland and colored Cormo cross ewes), tend to stay close to home …

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Trash to Treasure: Canning Chicken Stock

Add to Favorites By Traci Wilmoth Stock is delicious and so useful in many dishes, especially soup. It can be expensive to buy at the store, and homemade stock is …

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Food Preservation Methods Got us Through the Great Recession
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I should have made shirts declaring, I survived 2009. If I said that food preservation methods saved us, would you believe me? How many of us don’t …

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Apple Butter Uses Aplenty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Apple butter uses truly do abound. The apple itself is such a versatile fruit, which can be preserved in so many ways as a beverage, a sweet …

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Plant Pumpkins Now For Fall Faces Later

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farries, South Carolina If you want a Jack-o-lantern for Halloween, a big pumpkin for harvest season decor, or pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, you can …

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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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Growing Sweet Potatoes in Cold Climates
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites America’s favorite candied root vegetable has an ancient history of warding off famine. Sweet potatoes were domesticated in South America over 5,000 years ago but other civilizations …

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A Guide to How to Grow Gourds

Add to Favorites Why grow gourds? The short answer is: Because they are easy and a good friend gave me a single gourd plant which has not reached the true …

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How to Keep a Pumpkin From Rotting so it Lasts All Season
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Drea Damara – I used to run a produce business and this time of year as people searched our stock for the pumpkins they chose to …

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Adventures with Miniature Cattle
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Betty Foreman Washington – About two years ago, I started reading about miniature cattle. I was impressed by their grass-to-meat ratios and the feed requirements; I was also swayed mightily …

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