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How to manage a profitable market garden

Friday, February 27, 2015

There isn’t a formula for market garden profitability, but attention to what is most profitable, least labor intensive and most cost effective to produce will help you determine what to grow.

DIY seed starting projects

Friday, February 20, 2015

Seed starting containers and homemade potting medium can be made with just a few supplies.

Goats for land management

Friday, February 13, 2015

Goats are superior land managers; they will clear overgrown areas of crop and pasture of unwanted vegetation, overbearing brush and invasive plants.

How to render lard, the easy way

Friday, February 6, 2015

Like many homespun skills, DIY lard is making a comeback.

Get crafty with mason jars

Friday, January 30, 2015

Put leftover canning jars to use with these simple and fun crafts.

Good recordkeeping benefits small farms

Friday, January 23, 2015

Clear, consistent record keeping is much easier and more efficient than rustling through a box of receipts at tax time.

DIY natural cleaners for farm and home

Friday, January 16, 2015

Many cleaning companies have begun to offer natural versions of commercial cleansers as consumers gain eco-consciousness, but these cleaners can easily be made at home.

Add heritage breed livestock to your farm

Friday, January 9, 2015

“Heritage” is an umbrella term that embraces pure breeds of livestock and poultry with deep histories in the United States. And many farmers are working to bring them from the brink of extinction.

Backyard chickens for beginners

Friday, January 2, 2015

Backyard chickens are common in rural areas, but chicken farming is becoming increasingly popular in urban areas, especially with Millennials.

Choose the best seed for your garden

Friday, December 26, 2014

After the hectic holiday has passed, gardeners will begin sorting through their big piles of seed catalogs to choose spring seed.

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