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Making German Bread in Your Home Oven

Add to Favorites By Stefanie Making bread is as much an art as it is science. There are many ways to make bread—and I am sure many people have their …

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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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On to Cuba

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, A Taste of Homesteading Around the World In the late 1970S, a colleague of mine asked when I told him I was going on a …

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Dairy Sheep – Consider Icelandic Sheep

Add to Favorites By Susan Mongold – What struck me right away when my first Icelandic sheep lambed were the similarities that these sheep had with dairy goats. I had …

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Cherishing the Natural Beauty of Icelandic Sheep

Add to Favorites By Marguerite Chisick – We discovered that Icelandic sheep were our ticket to a more sustainable way of life! It is not uncommon for people who are living …

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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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What You Can, and Can’t, Can
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Just about anything you would grow in your garden may be preserved by canning. Only a few foods cannot be safely canned at all, some may be canned …

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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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