Sunday, November 29, 2015
apple orchard, toddler picking apples and ear of corn on stalk

Pick-your-own operations are a great way to get your family active outdoors and enjoy the fall colors.
chicken and beef stock in jars

Bone broth is traditionally thought of as a healing food for body recovery. Learn the difference between stock and broth, and discover homemade recipes for homemade bone beef stock and chicken stock, plus tips for safe canning.
red wriggler worm for composting

Vermicomposting is an effective way to manage food waste over winter, plus it creates plenty of dark, rich compost to start seeds in spring.
chickens in fall

Prepping chickens for cool weather includes knowledge of poultry health concerns, common symptoms to watch for and recovery care.
chestnut collage

Crossing Chinese and American chestnut trees is an effort to breed the American chestnut back with disease resistance.

Most non-botanists distinguish pumpkins, squash and gourds by our purpose for the plant: we carve pumpkins, eat squash and use gourds for fall decorating.
apple collage

Apples are the perfect backyard fruit, and fall is a great time to plant apple trees in USDA Hardiness zones 5-10.
cold hardy crops

Utilizing cold frames, row covers, bell covers, field hoop houses and cold-hardy crops are options for gardeners to extend the growing season.
Jacob's cattle beans

Beans can provide homegrown protein for individuals who want to grow their own food.
fall bulbs: daffodils, tulips, peonies, irises

Planting spring-flowering bulbs in early fall allows roots adequate time to develop before the ground freezes.