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Articles and Ideas for Utilizing the Land

Summertime brings back memories of the smoky smell of coal oil lighting, the feel of cool dank air rising from the well with the scent of the wet hemp rope, and the warmth of sun and family love. Mother and...
From my walk today, I discovered this pretty little gem the Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) also known as purple clover or trefoil (three leaflets). The leaves and dark pink blossoms can be eaten raw in a salad, or use...
Today, we have all the modern equipment to make farming an easier task. However, this was not the case when the Puritans and Pilgrims made their way to the New World to start a new life. They were going...
Softwoods

Know Your Softwoods

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This article discusses softwoods used in home furnishings. While they need more care and are high maintenance, they are also cheaper. Most furniture manufacturers of repute use hardwoods so that the furniture is long lasting. When you are buying...
There are numerous ways to package dried herbal teas for sale, from tea-themed gift baskets to home spa tea collections. Also, they can be sold as individual live potted plants. These are usually for your customers' gardens, but some...
The country lifestyle is not for everyone. Every day I commute into my job in the city I hear at least one fellow commuter complaining about the ferry service. Or about logging on the local mountain. Or the weather....
Land clearing will involve the removal of trees as well as a brush on a certain piece of land. Depending on the location, size, and purpose of the land, the excavation might need professional land clearing services and equipment. Most...
Honey bees play an important role in our communities and our gardens because they work hard to collect nectar and pollen, making honey and pollinating many of the fruits and vegetables we enjoy. In fact, honey bees and other...
What species or types of fish can be used in the aquaponic system? What fruits, vegetables, and plants can be grown with this system? It is said that farming with aquaponics can be done in the home; is this...
Mushrooms, toadstools, fungus. They may look alike but if you're an amateur, you should refrain from picking them in the woods. Many fragrant tasty species grow wild and add a pungent flavor to soups, stews and casseroles. White button...