September/October 2015 Issue

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Creating a Food Business on the Homestead
Take your kitchen skills, add a great recipe and fresh ingredients, and combine for a great way to make yourself an income opportunity.

Kentucky Tall Fescue: The Mean, Green Grass
Learn how to effectively manage your fescue pastures for better livestock health and larger profits.

Raise Your Own Homestead Dairy Cow
Here’s what you need to know to buy and care for a family cow. You’ll enjoy fresh dairy products and meat too!

Safety Is in Season
What you need to know to stay safe with hunters in the woods.

2015 Homesteaders of the Year
Four families demonstrate true grit and homesteading know-how – inspiring others of similar backgrounds out where the pavement ends.

Raising Chickens for Meat
From pasture to freezer, home processing offers rewards far beyond the dinner table.


Our View
Tomato Harvest

Mail Call 
Guinea Pest Control; My Rabbit Patch; Plants in Pants; Delivery Patch; More on Caterpillars; Crazy for Cast Iron; Cast-Iron Pizza; Dream Come True

Friends & Neighbors
Rolling Greenhouse Extends the Season from our friends at Farm Show.

From GRIT Gazette:
Hometown Buzz

Heritage Harvest Festival
Rabbit ‘Super Bowl’
World Dairy Expo
Sunbelt Ag Expo
HOBA Bluegrass Festival

Alternative Ways to Overcome Cherry-Growing Challenges
Creative thinking leads one cherry farmer to a successful organic crop.

Heart of the Home: Home Cookin’
Great-Grandma and Mom Top List of Best Cooks
Mother Was a Great Teacher in the Kitchen

Comfort Foods: It’s time for Oktoberfest!
German or not, what’s not to love about the foods of this annual festival?

American Heirlooms: Hard to Beet
Not just for pickling, several heirloom beet varieties exist that are perfect for small-scale farming or gardening.

Recipe Box: On the Menu – Crisp, Delicious Apples
Fall is the perfect time to try new recipes using all the apple varieties you can find at the local farmers’ market, organic food stores and grocers.

Country Tech: Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers
When and why they might make sense to fill your heating needs.

Sow Hoe: Grow the Best Garlic
Everything you need to know to plant, grow, harvest and store this flavorful crop.

In the Wild: Nature’s Electricity
Understanding lightning will help prevent injury and damage to people, animals and farm structures.

In the Shop: An Electric Cider Press Idea
Making the squeeze easier this season with this cool concept.