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Make Floriani Red Flint A Homestead Staple
Grow this productive heirloom grain for true corny flavor and exceptional nutrition.
Deep Litter Management
Pile on the mulch for great compost and better chicken health in the coop.
The Great Tomato Stake Debate
When it comes to staking tomatoes, every gardener has their favorite approach. Let us help you find the one that's best for you.
Homemade Wine the Easy Way
Preserve your fruit harvest and become a self-taught winemaker.
The Wonders of Water
How much do you know about this liquid gem?
Milk, Cheese & More!
Not sure how to start with a milking goat? Here are the answers to your questions.
Our View: Family Ties, Heirloom Seeds
Mail Call: July-August 2013
Duck, Duck, Chicken?; Sassafras Recipe; Edible Weeds; Cookbook Love; Chick Cam Cheer; Meow; Beloved Brussels Sprouts; Holy Cow!
Friends & Neighbors: Easy Sliding Hoop House for Winter Raised-Bed Greens
From our friends at Farm Show
From GRIT Gazette:
Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival; MU Researchers Develop App to Help Save Farmers' Lives; Farmer Rancher Grant Program; German Alps Festival in the Catskills
Open-Pollinated Corn Takes Root in the North
Corn breeders unravel hybrids to create genetically stable varieties.
Heart of the Home: Sleeping Under the Stars
Readers share stories of camping (mis)adventures and roughing it in the wilderness.
Comfort Foods: Using Up the Harvest
Enjoy the bounty of summer with these simple garden-vegetable preparations.
American Heirlooms: The Tiny Tree of Italia
While broccoli has been around for a while, there are only a few heirloom varieties available for home gardeners.
Recipe Box: Zucchini Jam & Plum Preserves
Putting up excess garden produce can be accomplished in several ways.
In The Wild: Indicator Frogs & Sensitive Salamanders
Amphibians serve as excellent messengers of a balanced environment or an ecosystem gone wrong.
In The Shop: Free-Swinging Vistas
Follow these easy DIY porch-swing plans to make your stoop a comfortable vantage point.
Country Tech: The Zero-Turn Extravaganza
We tested dozens of ZTRs, and the results are in.
Sow Hoe: Sensational Salsa Peppers
Grow your way to saucy success with a cachet of colorful peppers.
The Right Thing: Good Neighhh-bors!
Horse's escape finds couple relying on the helping hands of the 'best neighbors anyone could have.'