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Gardening
Gardening

How to Harvest Hops for Homemade Beer

When it comes to brewing beer (and wine and cider and perry and more) at home, authors Wendy Tweten and Debbie Teashon perfectly capture its allure in their book Gardening for the Homebrewer: Grow and Process Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Happy National Dog Day!

It's National Dog Day! We're celebrating with a peek at the new book The Black Dogs Project, which showcases the stunning photography of Fred Levy. A little background about Levy's project: "Black Dog Syndrome" is a phrase used in animal Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Plant a Tree

In addition to their diverse beauty, trees provide many uses to our landscape. They can define the border of a yard, line a driveway, shade a house in summer, protect a house from cold winter winds, offer privacy from the road or nearby Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Propagate Roses from Cuttings

When does the adage "more is more" come perfectly into play? Answer: when you're growing roses. If adding more roses to the garden is your goal (and who doesn't have that goal?), try propagating a new plant from existing cuttings. In their Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Plant and Grow Pears

Nothing else quite compares to biting into a sweet, juicy, delicious pear freshly picked from the tree. Now combine that incredible freshness and flavor with the satisfaction of knowing you grew that very pear tree yourself, and you’ll have Read More

Broken egg. The Chicken Keeper's Problem Solver
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Troubleshooting Common Egg Production Problems

You probably decided to raise chickens because of the prospect of farm-fresh eggs, right in your own backyard. As delicious as fresh eggs can be, seasoned chicken farmers know that egg production doesn't always run as smoothly as you'd Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Make a Compost Pile

Just in case you thought composting was complicated, author Melinda Myers is here to spell out the truth: composting can be simple to start and easy to manage, and the end results of gathering and creating  “black gold,” as it’s called, are Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Understanding Home Electrical Systems

It is easy to blissfully float along in our technologically advanced world and not really think about how it all works. How many people even have a rudimentary idea how the internal combustion engine in their car works? Or how the powerful Read More

How much land does a horse need? Barnyard Kids by Dina Rudick
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

How Much Land Does a Horse Need?

Plenty of little girls dream of owning their own horse one day, but many of them don't receive their wish. Many families are afraid to jump into horse ownership because of the hefty time and money commitment. On top of that, there's one big Read More

Goat nutrition. From Barnyard Kids by Dina Rudick
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Learning the Basics of Sheep and Goat Nutrition

Raising sheep and goats comes with a variety of benefits: milk, meat, fibers, and free lawn-mowing service all come to mind! But your animals need proper nutrition to stay healthy and play their part on your family farm. How can you meet Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

7 Tips for Finding Your Small-Kitchen Style

We all dream of cooking in a Pinterest-perfect kitchen someday. You'd definitely never complain about making dinner if your kitchen had a huge island with granite countertops or a gorgeous farmhouse sink. It might seem like your small Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Harvesting Vegetables in Late Summer and Early Fall

Here we are, riding the late summer and early autumn wave of full-on harvest season. It’s glorious, isn’t it? Everything is (or is about to be) ripe and fragrant and delicious, and the temptation to simply plunk down in the garden and eat Read More