In this excerpt from Fair presenters Hank and Karen Will’s new book, Plowing With Pigs and Other Creative, Low-budget Homesteading Solutions, they’ll show you how to add small grains to your plot.
Use your abundance of basil to handcraft this delightfully different custard-style ice cream.
Try these easy and unique homemade gifts--from your kitchen and from nature--for your loved ones this year.
I get annoyed at hyped-up anniversaries, dredging up the past, distorting events through the lens of a year’s perspective (or 25 or 15 or whatever number of years we decide is worth marking).
These days, there seems only to be Katrina.
Monticello's Heritage Harvest Festival inspired us to keep at those challenges that frustrate us on the farm.
Kitchen dish towels designated only for hand drying help keep germs out of the kitchen, without going on a fanatical sanitizing binge.
A MOTHER EARTH NEWS sweepstakes winner donated her prize to a farmer in need.
With resources from Mother Nature, you can make natural and beautiful homegrown holiday gifts.
This rustic, resourcefully sustainable dog fence fits right into the landscape. Before you install a fence, look around your place first to see what's already available.
Tips on how, when and why to grow your own seedlings.
Goodbye corn-on-the cob, hello sweet corn pizza!
This "award winning" pie takes a little time, but is well worth the effort. Substitute lemon if you're not a fan of lime.
If life is giving you heat, take to the kitchen and make ice cream. It's better than store-bought, and much easier than you think!
Just in time for Labor Day, a dessert made with beer--Double-Chocolate Stout--that everyone will love.
This simple beet salad will make a beet lover out of you!
Ordering bees in January doesn't seem to make sense, until you understand that April is the cruelest month. Plus, if you order bees in January, and then you don't need them - that's just a reason to celebrate! Order early!
This small project could gain you big time savings. Simply screw a few hooks inside a pretty cigar box, give it a knob and hang it near the door. Never search for lost keys again!
Celebrate hemp, one of Mother Nature's most useful plants, during Hemp History Week. This versatile, multi-purpose plant has a rich history in the United States. Unfortunately, it's now illegal to grow it here.
This lemon polenta cake is an easy, and interesting, twist on dessert. Make substitutions with whatever you have on hand.
If you're a fan of real food and real fats, learn how to render lard the easy, old-fashioned way.
Combine two of this hopeful season's symbols--herbs and eggs--in this simple project that celebrates spring.