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Wool Knowledge is Power

Add to Favorites By Virginia Scholomiti Except Where Noted, Photos Courtesy of www.shepherdstalk.com Small niche markets for wool are not only well established but growing. This factor can be a …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: Milking Sheep Offer a Small Farm Alternative
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By J.D. Belanger – Question: Like most homesteaders who weren’t originally interested in raising sheep for profit, I’d love to find a way to earn some money …

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Why Can?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Whether you are a veteran home canner, or have just begun taking your first tentative steps into preserving your own homegrown food, you already know …

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Delicious Eggplant Recipes and More

Add to Favorites By Jean Smith, Michigan — Locally sourced, homegrown, all-natural, organic … these are a just a few of the keywords that we as foodies and locavores look …

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Crabapples

Add to Favorites By Lisa Garcia — Crabapples are often overlooked as a food source for rural and suburban homesteaders. Now treated primarily as ornamentals, these trees have a usefulness that …

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Fill Your Pantry With Help From Mother Nature

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds — Worried about how you’ll be able to supply the household food needs this winter without breaking the bank? You can fill your winter pantry …

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In a Jam?

Add to Favorites By Ellen J. Pilch — Ever find yourself in a jam for a homemade gift idea? Instead of waiting until the last minute and being forced to buy …

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Congrats on the Harvest! You Did It!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites A successful gardening season means you’re probably drowning in produce right now. And you don’t want it to go right into the compost pile. So how do you …

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Beyond Kraut & Kimchi
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation became all the rage, it was …

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Jamming with Rhubarb

Add to Favorites By Allison Carroll I love rhubarb season. Here in Maine, where I live with my family in an old farmhouse on a few acres, rhubarb is one …

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Does My Family Have Botulism Symptoms?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Though it’s a rare chance you will witness botulism symptoms, recognizing and understanding the toxin’s effects could mean life-saving treatment. A byproduct of the bacteria C. botulinum, …

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Bone Broth Recipe: A Hot Trend in Modern Health
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I grew up in a family where “waste not, want not” was a way of life. My mom, Mary, would save leftover bones and scraps of meat …

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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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Cooking Fresh Pumpkin: 3 Ways to Use Pumpkins

Add to Favorites By Pauline McKenzie – I love cooking fresh pumpkin every year! When I make pumpkin pie, my granddaughters normally eat the pumpkin pie filling, but not the crust. With …

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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites My old-fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe is a perennial favorite during the holidays. My sisters and I make batches of this easy peanut butter fudge to give …

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