You know what they say—waste not, want not. And what more delicious application of this proverb is there than bread pudding? This super-easy recipe, adapted from a Betty Crocker cookbook, is a family favorite and an excellent way to keep those bread heels and halves from going to waste. If you make your own homemade […]
You don’t have to read many gardening books or websites to catch on that mulch is highly recommended for all gardens. But knowing that you ought to mulch your garden and deciding what to mulch it with are two different things. First off, it is important to recognize that everyone’s circumstances are unique. Factors that […]
While allowing livestock of all types to enjoy the freedom and nutrition of pasture is ideal, there are times when animals may need to be temporarily confined. For instance, you might be raising chicks in a brooder, or you might need to isolate an injured animal in a stall. So how do you keep livestock […]
Twelve books to stretch your paradigm and inspire you for a new year of country living.
Is there someone in your family who loves country living? Show that you care with a gift tailored to their favorite interest this Christmas! Allow us to suggest 15 gifts (in no particular order), ranging from cute to indispensable. 1. You Can Farm For either the newbie or the seasoned agripreneur in need of fresh […]
Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) grows sturdy upright stems ranging from two to eight feet in height. Some stems are branched and others are not, but one thing can be counted on with this species—there will be quite a few of them packed into each clump! Look for a pink or red color near the base […]
Agritourism fosters a symbiotic relationship between the farmer, the public, and the community.
What color is your garden soil? Does it make a difference? Yes! Some of the factors that alter the color of soil include: Aeration. Saturation. Mineral content. Degree of weathering. Presence of organic matter and humus. All of these considerations are very important to the health of your garden plants. Dark Brown to Black Soils […]
Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) is a medium-sized grass that ranges from three to seven feet in height. It frequently grows in clumps, but it may also be found growing as a single stalk. The stem is hollow but stiff and upright. The leaves are blue-green in color and flat. They may grow anywhere from 2 […]
Tips for raising vigorous seeds, whether your goal is to preserve a variety or to create a locally adapted strain.