4 Items NOT to Refrigerate

4 Items NOT to Refrigerate

It is so tempting to put all of our produce in the refrigerator. Isn’t the whole purpose of a refrigerator to preserve things and increase the shelf life of food? This is the case for many things but the four items listed below shouldn’t be stored in the...
Freezing Corn

Freezing Corn

Anyone else feel like being a homesteader during the summer is a race against the clock? Every day it seems we are trying to preserve each and every thing we can to last the rest of the year. This is on top of our already busy daily schedules. That is why I LOVE...
Green Bean Bumper Crop

Green Bean Bumper Crop

Every single day when I head out to my little garden, I can’t help but feel like the old farmer settled on hundreds of acres in the middle of nowhere that would brag to his fellow farmers about his “bumper crop” of corn or squash or whatever it was he had growing that...
Buckeye Chickens – Heritage Jewels

Buckeye Chickens – Heritage Jewels

The Buckeye is the only American chicken breed developed solely by a woman, Mrs. Nettie Metcalf of Warren, Ohio.  In 1896, Mrs. Metcalf set out to produce a dual purpose breed that would thrive in Ohio’s bitterly cold winters, and she was very successful.   She bred...
Making Pie From Scratch

Making Pie From Scratch

By Jessie Heninger Editor’s Note: Jessie Heninger is a contributor to the latest issue of From Scratch (read it here). Summer is finally here and while we dreamed of fresh fruit and berries all winter, now that the harvest is upon us it’s possible to be overrun...
Beneficial Predatory Insects

Beneficial Predatory Insects

As far as we gardeners are concerned, with insects there are the good guys and the bad guys. It might not be very politically correct of us, but there it is. Like knights to the queen, some insects are born plant protectors and some see our gardens as a veritable...
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