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Features

Seasonal Know-How: Mowing
Making the Cut
Choose the right machine, and you'll be able to mow through all those vegetation-trimming tasks.
Mower Maintenance
Take care of your machine, and it will take care of you – and your lawn.

Growing Nut Trees, in a Nutshell
Nut trees fulfill multiple roles on the homestead, from a tasty food source to a shady spot for an afternoon nap.

The Mighty Tornado
An example of Mother Nature's force, learn about one of the most mesmerizing weather phenomenas, and tips for staying safe when it strikes.

Old Faithful
Heirloom tomatoes are beautiful and delicious, but hybrids might also be worth your consideration – you can really count on these puppies.

Harness a Swarm
Honeybees don't have to come at an expensive price. This spring and summer, consider the free alternative.

Gosling to Goose
Dive into our guide to raising a healthy flock of geese.


Departments

Our View
Plugging Away

Mail Call 
GRIT's Covered Bridges; Good Neighbors; Urban Neighbors; Carrying On; Barn Quilt; Pressure Washing Walnuts

Friends & Neighbors
Composting With Chickens & a Pothole Repair Tool from our friends at Farm Show.

GRIT Gazette:
Hometown Buzz

Learn How to Grow Mushrooms
Build a Rain Barrel
Pesticide Exposure and Childhood Development
Spring Planting Festival
Farm Camp for Kids

Bridging the Gap With Barn Quilts
Increasing interest in this old-fashioned craft ensures plenty of colorful artwork will decorate the countryside.

Comfort Foods: Classic Country Breakfast
Make a morning meal guaranteed to stick to your ribs.

American Heirlooms: Gooseberries – America's Forgotten Fruit
No longer seen as an outlaw, the gooseberry is an easily manageable fruit deserving of any food grower's consideration.

Recipe Box: Go Nuts!
Add nuts to your favorite recipes for a delicious flavor and a hearty crunch.

In the Shop: DIY Mulberry Scoop
For ultimate craftsmanship and a beautiful product, consider this DIY treenware project that you could make from the timber on your property.

Country Tech: Rent or Own?
Do the math to know for certain whether purchasing or renting equipment and machinery makes more sense for your situation.

Sow Hoe: Acidic, Alkaline or Neutral? Your Garden's Soil pH Matters
Infuse your gardening with a little chemistry so you can fine-tune your soil for healthy crops and high yields.

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