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The Best Barbecue Ribs: Secrets to Barbecue Joint-Quality Ribs
September 8, 2019 · · Pigs

My first bite of spicy, saucy barbecue ribs in a local ribs restaurant put me on a quest to perfect this ultimate finger food. The best barbecue ribs have intense …

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Natural Pain Relievers from your Garden
September 5, 2019 · · Growing

Did you know that some of the most commonly grown culinary herbs are natural pain relievers? There’s a reason a sprig of parsley adorns your restaurant plate, and it’s not …

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Planting Kale in the Fall Garden

By Nancy Pierson Farris – Planting kale isn’t just a spring activity in our gardens. When spring crops wilt from summer’s heat, and we have the pantry lined with the …

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20 Easy Zucchini Recipes For Your Surplus
August 21, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

If you’re new to gardening, you’ve probably researched when to plant squash, how to grow zucchini and which zucchini varieties to choose, only to hear jokes about locking your car doors while …

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Wild Plant Identification: Foraging for Edible Weeds
August 5, 2019 · · Growing

On a sleepy Sunday afternoon, on the grounds of an ex-horse stable, Nate Chetelat presents a wild plant identification tour for a local gardening group. The focus of the tour …

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Growing Cherry Tomatoes in Pots is Perfect for Everyone
May 31, 2019 · · Growing

No matter your location, if you have access to even moderate sun, growing cherry tomatoes in pots is for you. With the right varieties and soil nutrients, you can have …

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Your Guide to Growing Lettuce in Containers
May 18, 2019 · · Growing

For years I struggled with how and when to grow lettuce. So, I decided to try growing lettuce in containers. For three years now, we’ve enjoyed more lettuce than I …

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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

By Ken Wilson – Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. A rural residence is basically nothing more …

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A Complete Guide to How to Compost at Home

By Frederick C. Michel, Jr., Joe E. Heimlich, & Harry A. J. Hoitink – If you are interested in learning how to compost at home, here is some helpful advice. Mow …

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Remembering the Heroes of the Homestead

By Anita B. Stone, The Homesteader’s Bits and Pieces If given a choice of lifestyles, homesteading would be my number one pick because there is a self-sufficiency and reliance on …

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How to Keep Cool This Summer

By Alexis Griffee With summer fast approaching, we look forward to longer days, barbecues and more time to enjoy our family and farms.  Despite our appreciation for summer, one thing that …

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Foraging For Prickly Pear Cactus

By Christopher Nyerges, California Though generally regarded as a desert plant, the prickly pear cactus is actually rather widespread. Perhaps the only area where you won’t find it is in the …

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Building Bridges With Basil, Rosemary And Yarrow

By Judith Andrews Starting a medicinal herb garden in early spring of 2013 was the beginning of bridge awareness—the bridge between fresh herbs and their equivalent essential oils, between traditional Chinese medicine and …

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Foraging Safely

If you want to meet a true forager, it is imperative to visit one who lives solely off five acres of land. I was fortunate to meet Logan Parker, a …

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Stocking Your Food Pantry with Emergency Essentials

By Nancy Farris – When planning your emergency food pantry, you should first ask yourself two questions: If an emergency occurs, what are the things I will most likely lack; …

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