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All About Romney Sheep

Add to Favorites By Suzan Shearin, Tennessee – Originating in the Romney Marshes of England, they were called, appropriately, Romney Marsh sheep. If you watch public television perhaps you’ve seen Romney …

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Homemade Pickled Beets

Add to Favorites By Jerry Hourigan I watch the Food Network channel a lot and I have yet to see my old buddies Alton, Ina, Paula or Rachael ever add …

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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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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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Tips for Successful Wild Game Meat Processing

Add to Favorites By Thomas Tabor – Wild game meat processing lets you enjoy one of the great benefits of hunting: harvesting meat yourself. If properly processed, in the field as …

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Gourds For Farmers And Homesteaders

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, Raleigh, North Carolina There is a legend that says, “If you give or receive a gourd, with it goes all the best in life; …

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Six Steps To Starting And Saving Heirloom Tomatoes

Add to Favorites By Melisa Mink, Homestead Moma, Mississippi If the first tomato of the year is something you long after, this is for you. Growing and saving your heirloom tomato seed is …

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Time For Summer Squash

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris Photos by Don Farris When sunny summer days arrive, I think summer squash. Summer squash are low in calories (15 per half cup) …

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Get An Early Start With Carrots

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris, South Carolina Carrots are one of the most versatile vegetables I grow in my garden. We plant them once a month through spring, and again …

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Kohlrabi: I Grow An Oddball

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris, South Carolina Kohlrabi: the oddball among vegetables I grow in spring. The word means turnip-cabbage. Like a turnip, kohlrabi produces an edible bulb. Unlike …

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Fast-Growing Plants For Impatient Gardeners

Add to Favorites By Armani Tavares For those of us who suffer from a chronic condition known as impatience, here are some plants that I can recommend growing. They’re easy, …

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QUICK HACK: “Water Rings” Make Watering a Snap

Add to Favorites By Philip Neal, Mississippi Getting water right to a plant’s root zone can sometimes be frustrating, with lots of “runoff” water being wasted. Solve the problem by …

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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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Plant Pumpkins Now For Fall Faces Later

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farries, South Carolina If you want a Jack-o-lantern for Halloween, a big pumpkin for harvest season decor, or pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, you can …

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Seed Saving 101: How to Get Started

Add to Favorites By Nino G. Cocchiarella – For us, one of the primary elements of a more resilient/sustainable lifestyle is growing and raising as much of our own food as …

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