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Herb Gardening Summer and Winter

Herb Gardening Summer and Winter

Planting herbs can be good for your medicine cabinet as well as your pantry, and can be easily grown. You should start your herb garden with varieties that you currently enjoy using in your cooking, for your health, and as ...

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Bartering

Bartering

Bartering is a cash-free method of commerce that has existed since before history and is still in use across the country and around the world. Simply put, it is the exchange of your excess goods and/or services for the goods ...

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Raised Bed Gardens

Raised Bed Gardens

Gardening in raised beds has been used for many years in places where the native soil is poor either due to a lack of nutrients or because of rocks and other obstructions – such as tree roots. They can be ...

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Dehydrating: Preserving the Harvest

Dehydrating: Preserving the Harvest

Preserving our produce in a variety of methods can be done to extend our garden’s harvest season. Today I would like to discuss drying [dehydrating] our fruits and vegetables and how to store them once they are completely dry. Most ...

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Winter IS Gardening Time

Winter IS Gardening Time

Even though there is frost in the air, and possibly snow on the ground, now is the time to prepare for next year’s harvest. Though not much grows when the ground is cold and the air is frozen, the beds ...

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The REAL Other White Meat

The REAL Other White Meat

You have done the reading, you are ready to start raising rabbits, but the nagging question is – “what is it good for?” Is rabbit meat really good for you, and how do you use it? Chicken is the “famous” ...

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Fiber: More than a Dietary Supplement

Fiber: More than a Dietary Supplement

An amazing resource, not to be missed in the development of a back-to-basic lifestyle, is raising animals for fiber. Whether it is hair or wool, these animals produce excellent fiber to make yarns for knitting and crocheting, felt for crafts, ...

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The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

What, you ask, is diatomaceous earth? Isn’t all earth… well, earth? Of course, but diatomaceous earth is a particular type of earth. Okay, it’s basically dirt, but it has many benefits, both dietary, medicinally and as a garden resource. For ...

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