This article will answer common questions about collecting maple sap and making maple syrup. It will walk the beginner through the first steps of gathering tapping supplies, drilling the taphole, and getting started on becoming a sugarmaker.
It's time to start thinking of winter for your bees. They much have enough food to get through the long months when no food is coming in. It's your job to see that they do.
FDA won't require companies to specify whether or not they use GM sugars in food.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence discusses a new Princeton University study that demonstrates that high fructose corn syrup causes obesity.
Homemade cough syrup made with on-site elderberries and locally produced honey.
Many of us love bread and love to use local ingredients.
When you live in the country, and there is a task at hand that requires instant action, that's when it's time to improvise!
Cam and Michelle enjoy a visit to their neighbour's "sugar shack" during maple syrup season!
If you live in the South, you can grow your own sugar cane. Learn to plant, harvest and make delicious syrup at home!
It is easy and fun to make flavored salts and sugars from your garden. You can use herbs, fruits and flowers to make tasty and beautiful mixes.
A low sugar recipe using whatever fruit you have on hand!
Organic Coconut Sugar is made from sap collected from the freshly cut flower buds of organic coconut palm trees grown on small, sustainable farms.
My own special recipe for Pumpkin Maple Butter using organic pumpkin and Canadian maple syrup.
Growing sorghum is the first step to making sweet sorghum syrup, but are there other reasons for growing a crop of sorghum?
Kristen and Dan overwinter their first herd of pigs in Newport, N.H. Learn how we care for them, including fencing, feeding and shelters.
After a wildfire destroyed their off-the-grid compound in Colorado, Betty and Rolland rebuilt—better than before—following Rolland’s creed: no plywood, no plastic and nothing that smells bad when it burns. The wildlife around their home approve.
Time to plant sorghum in the Ozarks. When do you plant sorghum in your neck of the woods?
You may want to think twice the next time you reach for that cola. A recent study has found that one can of soda a day can increase chances of prostate cancer by 40 percent.
While it's almost impossible to completely avoid GMOs, you can minimize your exposure by eating organic and knowing which products are the worst offenders.
A new federal tax on soda and other sugary beverages has been suggested as a way to pay for part of the major overhaul of the U.S. health-care system proposed by the Obama administration. What do you think of the proposed soda tax?
Delicious latkes made with potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes are tasty and nutritious.
Fearing a sugar shortage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would defy a District Court judge's ban on Roundup Ready sugar beets.