6 Types of Soil and Which Plants Grow Best on Them

Soil might not seem like it's that important; it’s just dirt, right? Wrong! Soil provides your plants with all of the vital nutrients, air, and water that they need to grow and thrive. Soil is like your diet – if you eat food that isn't nutritious, you won't be as healthy as you could be. […]

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Canning Cherries with Honey

When someone offers to send you a whole box of freshly picked Bing cherries? You say yes. Even if canning cherries will add an extra measure of craziness in between back-to-back trips and 4-H events. And that’s exactly what happened when Northwest Cherry Growers emailed me and offer to ship me a box of cherries […]

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35 Easy Ways to Lower your Grocery Bill by 50% or More

We all want to save money on our grocery bills. Food is expensive! According to the USDA, the average family of four (2 adults and 2 children that aren’t teenagers) spends somewhere between $200 and $246 per week on groceries. That’s nearly $1000 per month just for food, and that doesn’t include eating out. If […]

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Raising Ducks: Easier Than Chickens And More Fun Than Rabbits …

Raising ducks on your homestead can be a lot of fun. Whether you’re introducing poultry to your backyard farm for the first time, or adding to an existing operation that features chickens or other birds, ducks will not disappoint. Ducks are excellent foragers who will find more than half their diet in your garden if […]

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35 Easy Ways to Lower your Grocery Bill by 50% or More

We all want to save money on our grocery bills. Food is expensive! According to the USDA, the average family of four (2 adults and 2 children that aren’t teenagers) spends somewhere between $200 and $246 per week on groceries. That’s nearly $1000 per month just for food, and that doesn’t include eating out. If […]

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Growing Licorice: The Complete Guide to Plant, Care and Harvest Licorice

When people think of licorice, they usually imagine the black, chewy candy you can buy in the store. I was the same until I started growing licorice, and now the plant plays such a huge part in our medicinal garden that I can't imagine being without it. The root of the licorice plant is incredibly […]

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