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Sweetgrass Holds a Special Place in the Hearts of Charlestonians

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone Homesteaders, country crafts and cultural traditional art seem to thrive in a parallel universe across the globe. Regardless of location, everyone has become doorkeepers …

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Genetically Engineered Crops Divide The Food Movement

Add to Favorites By John Hibma Farmers find themselves squarely in the middle of the debate over genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods. Also referred to as genetically modified organisms—GMO—the concern over the genetic …

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How (And Why) I Moved To A Straw Bale House

Add to Favorites By C. Gonzales, Port Republic, Maryland By August 2010, I had had enough. My home was lovely, warm when needed, cool when needed, pretty, functional, and safe. But it lacked natural …

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Agritourism: A Profitable Idea?

Add to Favorites By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Colorado The words, “fun on the farm,” were probably not coined by a farmer. After all, farming is hard work, but today, people around the …

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Ideas for National Preparedness Month

Add to Favorites By Jim Cobb After the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) sponsored designating September as National Preparedness Month. Throughout the month, DHS (Department of Homeland Security), the …

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A Simple Solar Electric Backup System

Add to Favorites By Ben Hoffman If the electrical grid goes down, I need a backup to keep my freezers and wood furnace going. The furnace, a wood gasifier connected …

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Emergency Preparedness Plan Ideas

Add to Favorites By Jim Cobb A disaster can occur at any time. Having an emergency preparedness plan ahead of time could make a difference in your survival. After the …

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Farm Pond Maintenance to Prevent Winterkill

Add to Favorites By Bob Robinson – Ponds and lakes in the northern United States have in the past experienced what I will term a “fish kill” related to lack …

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Off-Grid Battery Banks: The Heart of the System

Add to Favorites By Dan Fink – Anyone who owns a vehicle likely already has a love-hate relationship with the starting battery inside. It’s heavy, dirty, expensive, dangerous, and always seems …

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Making Chai Tea 101
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s that time of year when our kitchens are fragrant with warming spices. Common spices, like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg make their appearance in many holiday …

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Fun and Flavorful Garlic Scapes Recipes

Add to Favorites The first in my list of favorite garlic scapes recipes was pretty simple: cutting up fresh garlic scapes on homemade pizza made with cheese from my local …

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In The Kitchen — Travel: Tunisia’s Paradise

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Habeeb Salloum, A Taste of Homesteading Around The World The taxi driver, Ahmad, was talkative as we drove through the beautiful countryside of the Island …

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Guadalajara — Where Colonial History Meets Modern Mexico

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, A Taste of Homesteading Around the World Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco and one of Mexico’s great colonial cities, is considered to …

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Spring Soup Recipes

Add to Favorites By Wanda Clark What a wonderful time of the year! Nature begins to wake up after playing dead all winter. The sun starts staying out a little longer each day—stirring the anticipation …

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Bigger Lambs, Without Drugs & Drudgery

Add to Favorites By Patrice Lewis Wool from Norway is justifiably famous for its fineness and beauty. But for sheep to produce wool, they must start as lambs. And lambs, …

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