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Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

How to Find Water in the Wilderness

By Kevin Estela

Collect a cascade of clues for locating water on your next trek.

How to Deal with a Wet Spring in the Vegetable Garden

By Pam Dawling

Learn how best to handle a soggy season in your vegetable garden or field of vegetables by properly preparing your soil and crops.

Elbow Grease Lotion

By Janice Cox

If you’re left with rough skin after a long, dry winter, but long for it to be soft and smooth, you need to apply a little “elbow grease.”

Egg Mask Recipes

By Janice Cox

My grandmother applied an egg mask to her face once a week to keep her skin fresh and glowing, and you can make variations based on your skin type.


Alfalfa Sprout Scrub

By Janice Cox

Alfalfa sprouts make a vitamin- and protein-rich cleansing scrub that’s beneficial for all skin types, and best yet, you can grow the ingredients at home.

A Self-Care Routine for Spring

By Janice Cox

Craft a simple, skin-centric beauty routine to stay invigorated from head to toe during spring, the season of change and rejuvenation.

DIY Pine Branch Chair

Story by Marianna Svard Haggvik; Photos by Kjell Haggvik and Marianna Svard Haggvik

Craft a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture using the supplies Mother Nature has to offer.

Start a Profitable Jam and Jelly Business

By Renee Pottle

Learn how to preserve your independence and stock up on money by making fruit spreads to sell.

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