Countryside July/August 2013

Countryside July/August 2013
Countryside & Small Stock Journal July/August 2013 • 97/4 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURE ARTICLES • The Lightning Bug • Grace and Ashes THE WOODLOT • The Multi-Purpose All American Tree • Demise of the Hemlock THE HOMESTEAD • Meteorologist or Fortune Teller? • Prepare for Emergencies • Using Traps to Protect Your Investments THE GARDEN • It Ain’t Just Dirt • Soil Test Comparisons • Growing Colored Popcorn THE HOMESTEAD KITCHEN • Don’t Sweat: Eat Safe This Summer • Beat the Heat With These Super Cool Foods • Yes, I Can • Fenugreek: An Ancient Spice That’s Under-Utilized • Freezing Peppers and Other Produce HOMESTEAD LIVESTOCK • The Joys of a Donkey THE COW BARN • Hairy Udders Sometimes Cause Problems • Pushing Cattle Into the Cute and Tail Twisting Tip THE POULTRY YARD • Two Hours of Freedom! • Skinning a Chicken COUNTRY NEIGHBORS • Pharma to Farmer: My Journey