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Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Everyday Carry for the Homesteader

Written and Photos by Dana Benner

Plan for the best and prepare for the worst with these tips and tools for daily safety and emergency survival on the homestead.

Saw a Bug! Pest-Free Garden Update

By Lois Hoffman

You can have it all—that is a beautiful, bountiful garden without all the chemicals.

Sweet September...

By Mary Murray

The amber light of autumn has arrived, and it’s time to harvest the last of summer’s bounty and find ways to preserve it for the coming months.



By Lois Hoffman

For us folks that love gardening, it is hard not to want to control everything that happens in our garden but we need to learn to step back and let Mother Nature do a little of the work.

Ozarks Blackberrying

By Phil Nichols

Blackberry Time in the Ozarks

The Facts Behind Fall Foliage

By Dr. Ed Brotak

Learn how the life cycles of deciduous trees across the nation contain the key to the brilliant autumn colors that grace us annually.

Making Plant Babies: Propagation Tips

By Lois Hoffman

Propagating plants can be done in a variety of ways including from seed and taking a cutting and grafting — and some methods work better than others for different plants.

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