Countryside March/April 2013

Countryside March/April 2013
Countryside & Small Stock Journal March/April 2013 • 97/2 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURE ARTICLES • Growing Old in the New Normal Will Present Some Special Problems THE GARDEN • Gardening and Foraging With the Ancient Mimbres • Hybrid vs. Heirloom Seeds • Soil Health Can be Improved with Cattle • Tart & Tangy Rhubarb THE ORCHARD • Grow Fruit Trees Without Spraying THE HOMESTEAD KITCHEN • Tapping into the Sweetest Resource • Corncob “Maple” Syrup • Delicious Uses for Elderberry Juice • You Can Glean a Lot From Old-Fashioned Cookbooks • Sustainability in the Kitchen • The History of the Apron THE LIVESTOCK BARN • From the Start: Keeping Baby Animals Healthy on the Homestead • Meet the Kunekune THE COW BARN • Safely Castrating Calves THE GOAT BARN • Goats 101 FEEDS & FEEDING • Grain Alternatives • Reap the Benefits of Added Roughage THE MACHINE SHED • An Australian-Built