Kids get a kick out of making angels from corn husks, but also enjoy filling glass ornaments with seeds. Even the teenagers in the family tolerate spray painting components for the baskets.
Cold weather can be rough on our feathered friends. Providing birds with food and shelter throughout the winter helps keep them happy and healthy, and lights up my otherwise dismal looking yard with color and song.
Outdoor mushroom growing is a viable option for those who lack indoor space or wish to produce a large mushroom crop, and it’s great for intermediate growers.
Fresh mushrooms are another fast, easy and fun food to grow indoors. Indoor mushroom kits are available in dozens of fungi varieties, from basic buttons to expensive exotics.
In southern Ohio we saw the first snow of the season and felt much colder temperatures. Everyone wonders, is the early winter weather ushering in another harsh winter?
Fall the best time to procure supplies, learn skills and build connections for thriving spring hives.
Fermentation is a growing trend for producing safe, easy and healthy foods and beverages.
The almanac warns frost is overdue. Vegetable growers are harvesting those last few warm weather crops before it’s too late.
Microgreens and sprouts are two superfoods that are easier to grow indoors and produce a crop much quicker, in as little as 5 days.
Fall is the time to store the food that’s taken all year to produce. Indoor, in-place and buried container food storage systems are practical and affordable alternatives to the traditional root cellar.
“You don’t need a root cellar to store food” describes the three alternative food storage systems in detail, and offers tips for successful produce storage.
Fall may actually be a better time to establish strong roots, beat the heat and create a balanced moisture environment for new fruit plants.
With the price of fossil fuels on the rise and consumers seeking green energy alternatives, heating with wood makes sense.
Whether you grow your own or purchase pumpkins, gourds and squash at market, these five preservation steps make autumn ornamentals last longer.
Black walnuts are the most prolific native nut tree in Farm and Dairy’s circulation area. Unfortunately, most of their delicious free nutmeat drops to waste because people don’t know how to harvest, process and store black walnuts.
Coyote are active in fall, when grown pups break away from the family unit to hunt and stake out their own territory.
The most common misconception about fall vegetable production is that you need a hoop or green house to do it.
As a bountiful harvest empties our fields and gardens, and fills our wheelbarrows and pickup beds with fresh fruits and veggies, growers wonder what to do with the newly vacant space.
In August everyone enjoys eating summer’s garden harvest, especially water and muskmelons. But they are likely spitting those valuable seeds into the trash. Saving seed is a wise economic and environmental choice and it’s easier than you think
The high price of farmland is the most common complaint of new farmers, and with good reason; both crop and pasture land is selling at an all-time high.
If you’re an avid gardener, or hobby farmer, get your seeds started indoors soon. Starting seeds in late February and early March will give your plants the best chance when they’re moved outdoors.