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Osage Orange
The Osage Orange Tree: Useful and Historically Significant
March/April 1985
The Osage orange tree, once a favorite of American settlers, deserves a look from modern-day homesteaders.

Growing and Using Comfrey Leaves
May/June 1974
Grow comfrey for healing scrapes and bruises, activating compost and conditioning soil.

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