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A Way with Willow

Willow farmer and artist Howard Peller not only grows 100,000 plants in more than 100 varieties of willow on his 140-acre farm in Roseville, Ohio, but he crafts and builds with the willow as well. “Farming willow and making baskets and other woven objects exemplifies the way I personally ...

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One Brick at a Time

As the year starts to turn toward fall, I find my project ambitions only increase. Although I’m a transplant from Southern California, where my mom used to dress me in a turtleneck and jeans to play outside (it was easier than keeping sunscreen on an active child), I don’t relish the idea ...

How to Reduce Food Waste on the Homestead

Photo by Jenny Underwood I would absolutely love to tell you that I've completely eliminated food waste on our homestead, but unfortunately, that wouldn't be true. I have, however ,greatly reduced it and ultimately my goal is to continually do a better job. So how do you go about reducing ...

Start Preparing for Food Self-Sufficiency Today

Photo by Jenny Underwood The sentiment that our world as we know it may come to a collapse is one we hear increasingly often. The general consensus can seem to be, oh well, I'll just grow a big garden and live off the land. While this may be possible and is definitely an aspiration I want to ...

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Keep Your Gloves On

My parents bought a small parcel of land a few years ago. Their new home doesn’t offer quite enough space for livestock beyond chickens, which my dad isn’t sold on yet anyway, but it’s plenty large enough that hauling anything from one side of the property to another is a chore. My mom ...

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On the Trail of the Right Trailer

Most projects on our rural property require hauling something from one point to another. Trailers are invaluable in my day-to-day work, whether I’m hauling cut logs out of the woodlot, or moving equipment, implements, or gravel. Trailers come in many sizes, styles, and price ranges. Some ...

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Garden for Health: Get Your Daily Exercise in the Vegetable Patch

Americans spend billions of dollars each year on gym memberships – most of which are underused. The same people also spend billions of dollars on their gardens and lawns – many of which remain neglected. But did you know that you can garden for health and reduce your food costs while giving ...

What You Should Know Before Planting Fruit Trees

  Growing your own food is a fulfilling and delicious process. Having fruit trees means that you have the opportunity to enjoy fresh, sweet fruit during harvest time and then throughout the year, assuming you can or jelly your fruits for later. Planting fruit trees can be a relatively ...

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Become a Master Food Preserver

  “Help! We canned several jars of chili a few weeks ago, and now they’re popping! There’s chili all over the pantry. Can it be salvaged?” The friends who sent me this email are experienced home canners. They didn’t want to lose all their hard work, but realized they had a ...

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