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12 Plants That Keep Away Mosquitoes
April 23, 2019 . · Growing

Growing dual-purpose edible plants that keep away mosquitoes is beneficial and practical. From the annoyance of buzzing in your ears to the threat of Zika and West Nile, mosquitos are …

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The Benefit of Growing Weeds

By Marshall Nych, Pennsylvania From personal experience, allow me to save you, the reader, any embarrassment associated with punching “benefits of weeds” into one’s preferred internet search engine. In addition to …

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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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Surviving A Water Shortage

Even the best water system breaks down now and then. Pumps fail. Electricity mysteriously goes off and stays off for long periods. Bulldozers diabolically seek and destroy water mains. Repairs …

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Grow A Moringa Tree

By Kenny Coogan You might know Moringa oleifera by a different name, like benzolive tree, drumstick tree, horseradish-tree, West Indian ben, murungai, ben-oil tree or moringa. No matter what you call it, ben-oil tree, Moringa oleifera, …

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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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Create Your Own DIY Cookbook
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

One day as I was looking through my grandmother’s cookbook, I got the idea to make a DIY cookbook to preserve our family recipes. As members of my family have …

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Purslane: Benefits of an Annoying Weed

By Habeeb Salloum, Canada Rather than saving purslane benefits for the salad bowl, most gardeners weed it out for the compost heap. Yet, people have been eating purslane as a vegetable in …

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Beyond Kraut and Kimchi Recipes
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment, like with kraut and kimchi recipes, is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation food preservation became all the …

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Making Spaghetti Squash for Dessert

By Lenora Larson – We who combine gardening and cooking as collaborative passions continue our quest for the perfect crop. Our specifications are simple. The plant must be easy to grow …

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How to Eat a Persimmon
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

If you haven’t tried a persimmon yet, you’re missing out. It takes a little light reading to learn how to eat a persimmon and add it to your pantry’s must-have …

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Experimenting With Maple Syrup

By Habeeb Salloum The first stop of our group on the Tap into Maple Route located in Ontario’s Lake Country and Springwater, an area within the larger region of Bruce Grey …

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Recipes: Greener Days For You And Your Poultry

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, ny now, my …

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Cider Vinegar to Treat White Muscle Disease
March 13, 2019 . · Sheep

By Laurie Ball-Gisch – The summer of 2002 was the first time I encountered White Muscle Disease in our flock of purebred Icelandic sheep. It affected two ewes I had …

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Beat the Heat with These Super Cool Foods

By Sam Ayers —  It may be hot outside, but it doesn’t mean you have to lose your cool! Stocking your kitchen with the right foods will keep you chilled …

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