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Top Tips for Spring Foraging

Spring is a great time to forage for wild foods. Find out some helpful tips to guide you on your foraging journey.

The Truth About Starting a Micro Farm Today

It is still possible to create a sustainable, profitable micro farm on a small piece of land. However, the truth is that the methods and tools that worked in traditional pioneering and homesteading days just won't cut it anymore. Here's the truth about starting a micro farm today.

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 bread. For the early settlers in southern Ohio and other wilderness areas, it took much work to create a simple loaf of bread.

Making Money on The Community Demand for Local Organic Herbs, Spices and Produce

Selling locally grown organic herbs and vegetables provides an opportunity to create a business from one's own yard or garden.

Native American Cooking: Pemmican

Recipe for Pemmican, a hardy Native American survival food. This protein and fat based food is good for hunters, camping, backpacking or emergency food.

On My Walk: Echinachea (Purple Coneflower)

Discovering the herb Echinachea on my walk. Learn all about the health benefits of this beautiful flower native to North America.

Summer Riches: Coal Oil Lamps, Cool Well Water, and Blackberries with Cow’s Cream

Summer Riches brings back many rural memories when life was simpler and yet exciting and rich for children living on the farm in the summertime.

From My Walk: Red Clover

From my walk today, I discovered this little gem the red clover (Trifolium pratense) also known as purple clover or trefoil.

Farming in The 13 Colonies

Farming in the 13 colonies was not considered a job. It was a way to provide for the family.

Honey Color and Flavor

Honey color ranges from nearly colorless to dark brown, and its flavor varies from delectably mild to distinctively bold, depending on where the honey bees buzzed.

Know Your Softwoods

Easy guide to the properties of various softwoods used for furniture and other interior decor work, including strength, color, texture and uses. Now you can be sure you are using the right wood for the right job.

Selling Home-Grown Tea Herbs

There are numerous ways to package dried herbal teas for sale, from tea-themed gift baskets to home spa tea collections.
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