Micro Farming

The Truth About Starting a Micro Farm Today

The good news is, it is still possible to have a sustainable, profitable micro farm on a small piece of land. However, the truth...
Early Garming

Early Farming Practices in 1800s Ohio

Have you ever wondered how the pioneers got their bread? After all, there were no brightly-lit grocery stores boasting shelves of different varieties of...
Selling Organic Food

Making Money on the Community Demand for Local Organic Herbs, Spices...

Today there is a very large demand for locally grown organic produce, herbs and spices that is expanding exponentially. The home based entrepreneur has...
Native American Cooking

Native American Cooking: Pemmican

Native American cooking and recipes cover a broad spectrum. From the east, south, west and northern regions each with their own indigenous food sources....

On My Walk: Echinachea (Purple Coneflower)

On my walk I discovered the native North American Purple Cone Flower otherwise known as Echinachea spp. It’s also known by many other names...
Summer Riches

Summer Riches: Coal Oil Lamps, Cool Well Water, and Blackberries with...

Summertime brings back memories of the smoky smell of coal oil lighting, the feel of cool dank air rising from the well with the...
Red Clover

From My Walk: Red Clover

From my walk today, I discovered this pretty little gem the Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) also known as purple clover or trefoil (three leaflets)....

Farming in The 13 Colonies

Today, we have all the modern equipment to make farming an easier task. However, this was not the case when the Puritans and Pilgrims...
Spring Foraging

Top Tips for Spring Foraging

Spring is a time for rebirth. A call to leave the darkness of winter behind and head outside for sunshine and longer days. The...

Know Your Softwoods

This article discusses softwoods used in home furnishings. While they need more care and are high maintenance, they are also cheaper. Most furniture manufacturers...