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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.

Country Christmas crafts

Friday, December 19, 2014

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.

Winter is for the birds

Friday, December 12, 2014

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.

Part II: Growing mushrooms outdoors

Friday, December 5, 2014

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.

Part I: Growing mushrooms indoors

Friday, November 28, 2014

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.

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