Use these simple tips to store peonies in the refrigerator until you want them to bloom.
If you’re interested in learning more about growing flowers commercially, winter is a great time to do it. Many of the farming conferences held throughout the U.S. include tracks on cut flowers. I want to tell you about two big ones coming up soon.
Vermont farmer Walter Jeffries details all the cuts of meat on a pig, as well as many other uses of the animal, from working the soil to providing delicious lard for baked goods.
Learn how to easily wet felt wool using nothing more than wool scraps. It's so easy a two-year old can do it!
Learn how to make a simple "mealworm farm" out of readily available materials you probably already have in your home. Raise your own mealworms to feed to chickens, ducks, turkeys, quail, and other poultry as a protein rich treat.
The next time you stop to buy a bunch of flowers you will look for the Rainforest Alliance green frog seal — your assurance the flowers were grown in a way that respects both the environment and farm workers alike. Since the mid 1980s, growers in a Latin America have been increasing their production of roses, carnations and other blooming species. Ninety percent of the cut flowers and ferns imported to the United States come from Latin America.
These are buttery, not too sweet Dutch cookies with a yummy cinnamon sugar and walnut topping.
Check out this cute video featuring dancing ostrich chicks.
Enjoy this footage of an elk having an absolute blast splashing through a puddle.
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
Follow Sarah Cuthill's search for a dairy mentor and her very first experience milking a goat.
Two new models of pull behind cutters for use with tractors.
Start your own mushroom garden using hardwood logs. It's so easy, a beginning homesteader can do it!
A step-by-step guide, and benefits to growing sprouted grain fodder for your livestock as a natural alternative to commercial feed or as a pasture supplement.
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
Choosing, growing, and drying everlasting or dried flowers for beauty that can be enjoyed for seasons to come.
Wild flowers in bloom in high country meadows. Wild iris in profusion.
Cole explains the term "dark cutter" as it applies to the effect of stress on meat animals, and eventually, its affect on consumers.
Gather a few pallets and get geared up to make your very own spacious rabbit hutch with just a few supplies for under $25 dollars!
Cam describes the challenges of winter driving and cutting down trees.
Play in the flowers in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Daylilies are usually appreciated for their showy flowers, but they also provide four different tasty ingredients. Wild food forager Leda Meredith shows you how to use the edible parts of the plant.
Mother's Day weekend brought lilacs, bedding plants, pie and a nap.
Buzz through the flowers in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
This framed floral arrangement made with dried flowers and corsages is a lovely and sentimental art piece. It can be made with flowers saved and preserved from many occasions, or from this year’s Valentine’s Day flowers.
Steve offers a few thoughts on line trimmers and brush cutters.
Buying a tractor? How much tractor do you need? What are the horsepower requirements for mowing?
For an investment of less than $10,000 and about a week of labor, you could have a custom workshop, barn, garden shed or office.
There's only one rule for wabi-style flowers: strive for a natural look, with seasonal blooms and branches arranged as they are in the field. Don't worry about perfection. Your "arrangement" is a humble admission that we can't improve on nature.
Find out how to feed rabbit babies using a goat's milk-based formula.
Make your own “ginger bug” and natural soda from nothing more than ginger root, sugar, water, and fruit juice. The ginger bug, soda starter culture of healthy bacteria, consumes the natural sugars present in fruit juice and causes carbonation to make a fun experiment and soda pop you don’t need to be afraid to give your children.
Carbide saw blades last a long time and typically perform very well. Learn about two ways to keep them sharp and effective.
Firewood, the major yearly task when you heat with wood.
Clearing your land to ready it for farming can be quite a challenge!
Firewood, the major yearly task when you heat with wood.
What to do with the three edible parts of roses, including the hips (fruit) that are in season fall through winter.
You can stretch your budget for wedding flowers by growing some of your own. Learn how to select, schedule, and plant flowers — then make them into wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.
The flowers weren't just there to be pretty. They provided a long blooming source of forage for our bees and the native pollinators.
Please don't let the common name mislead you. Virginia Bluebells are native to just about the entire eastern half of the U.S. and Canada, and there are 18 different species of “Mertensia” in the U.S. alone!
This is a fun step-by-step story about building a metal gate from scratch with scrap and the excitement of learning how to use new tools! "This ole truck ain't what it used to be."
Cole Ward - AKA The Gourmet Butcher - introduces himself
Multiplaz North America announced it continues to woo potential resellers, as it is overwhelmingly winning consumers with its green technology, gasless, based Super New Plasma Welding and Cutting Machine, the Multiplaz 3500.
We wade through deep snow to trim limbs and cut dead trees and nothing goes to waste.
Turning liabilities into assests.
The mild winter, early sring and continued warm weather are really messing up the normal sequene of bloom and availability of honeybee food. What will happen this summer is anyone's guess. Be Prepared.
Simran Sethi explains her bathroom-remodel goals to conserve water.
Bring back bottle-cutting! This contemporary candelabra, which gives new life to beautiful blue mineral water bottles, will make you rethink that old '70s craft.
Clipping the wing of a troublesome hen and tasting the first Chicago hardy figs was really great, but what was even more fantastic was seeing Anna's new book arrive and how beautiful it looks.
The further degradation of our societal food skills are examined here, with small town food craftsmen becoming an endangered species, in this case, my local butcher.
Before beginning construction on their new home, this couple is taking steps to prepare their land for their impending move-in by planting perennial natives, building some walking trails, cutting firewood to dry, and more. They’re having a blast!
Introducing the serviceberry, a beautiful landscape tree or shrub suitable in much of North America, to the edible landscape. Serviceberry -- or sarvis -- comes in many regional forms and produces edible berries.
Putting a new roof on a mobile home and harvesting the worlds biggest sweet potato while growing for the first time Par-cel cutting celery and hauling horse manure from our parking area back to the garden.
Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozarks