food

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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In Brazil, Eternal Summer

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, A Taste of Homesteading Around the World I was visiting my relatives on the farm in southern Saskatchewan when a family friend from Brazil remarked, …

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How to Make Elderberry Wine

Add to Favorites By Kevin Greer What a surprise to learn that the berry bushes and trees scattered around my ranch, growing wild, are elderberries. They’re everywhere, grow vigorously, and …

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Miami Recipes: Where the People Play & Eat

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum As a child, roaming across the fields of Saskatchewan around our homestead, I hardly ever saw a puddle of water larger than a small pond. …

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Recipes: Greener Days For You And Your Poultry

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole, Minnesota After a winter that started with an Arctic blast bringing half a foot of snow and plunging temperatures that remained below freezing for endless weeks, …

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Hyden’s Classic Cheviots

Add to Favorites By Tim King — Dean Hyden, of Chewelah, Washington has been raising Border Cheviot sheep for more than four decades. And after all those years, he continues to …

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North to Alaska!

Add to Favorites By Yates Colby & Bill Marion St. Croix sheep tend to conjure images of warm Caribbean islands and sandy beaches. Recently, a group of St. Croix sheep …

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Profits from a ”Lamb Hub” — Hi-Ho Sheep Farm

Add to Favorites Originally published in the September/October 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Jacqueline Harp Buying local is a substantial and growing trend among consumers, restaurants, small grocers and …

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The Lamb Switch
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Judith Toth Bigham It was late March and lambing season was in full swing at Hado-Bar Farm. When I went to the barn early one morning …

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Sheep Gestation and Slumber Parties: It’s Lambing Season At Owens Farm

Add to Favorites By Caroline Owens – Lambing-time preparations on our farm have a unique twist. We do stock up on the traditional sheep gestation support products such as milk replacer, …

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Choosing and Using Canning Lids
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Artwork by Bethany Caskey For canning food in jars, only lids designed for the purpose will provide a safe seal. Lids for home canning come in one of …

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How To Select Canning Jars
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Canning jars come in two main categories, depending on the diameter of the opening. A narrow mouth jar, also known as a regular or …

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It’s Time To Preserve Your Tomatoes

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most common plants grown in backyard gardens. Everyone loves fresh tomatoes picked from their own vine, but if …

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7 Canning Myths: Inventing Canning Recipes and Other Bad Ideas
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites There’s a lot of advice floating around the internet about canning, including the idea that you can make up your own canning recipes. Although it’s tempting to …

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Potatoes Offer Healthy Sustainability

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, North Carolina It’s been said that each one of us consumes 126 pounds of potatoes each year, including the popular Russet and Idaho …

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