Food Preservation

Preserving the food we grow at home or buy in bulk from a local farmer can seem daunting to the beginner. We know that food safety is important, but how do we achieve it? This food preservation site from K-State has the answers. Many resources have been combined into one convenient location. Learn more about:Continue reading “Food Preservation”

Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Are you considering getting a dairy goat?  Before you get started, you might want to read this handy guide from Storey Publishing. Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats by Jerry Belanger and Sara Thomson Bredesen covers all the basics: Breeds. Purchasing goats. Housing. Fencing. Feeding. Grooming. Health. Breeding. Milking. Keeping records. Along the way, youContinue reading “Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats”

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole is a Christmas favorite. When you grow your own sweet potatoes, it’s particularly fun. A fertile garden soil and ample moisture during the growing season ensures spectacular results. Sometimes you can manage to grow a sweet potato that is big enough to supply the entire casserole single-handedly! Seriously! Ingredients 2 pounds sweetContinue reading “Sweet Potato Casserole”

The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide

Looking for a gift idea for a young gardener? Here’s a book that may spark an interest. Practical but inviting, The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide by Rebecca Park Totilo makes the gardening process fun and simple. Besides discussing the basics of planning, planting, and caring for plants, this book offers projects galore: Make seed tape.Continue reading “The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide”

The Backyard Bird Feeder’s Bible

Since fall migration is picking up, some of you may be looking for ways to attract new birds to your yard.  Here’s a friendly book that will give you some ideas. The Backyard Bird Feeder’s Bible: The A-to-Z Guide to Feeders, Seed Mixes, Projects, and Treats by Sally Roth is arranged alphabetically, starting with accessoriesContinue reading “The Backyard Bird Feeder’s Bible”