Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sharpen Up On Scythes

By | 2018-05-30T10:18:03+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Farm|

Looking for a more sustainable option for your mower or weed whacker? The scythe could be your answer. Scythes are no longer the domain of Grim Reaper costumes. They are returning to favor as farm tools for small-scale farmers and homesteaders wanting to move away from gas-powered machines. Scythes can be used in any [...]

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Clean And Refurbish Cast Iron

By | 2018-05-01T12:42:48+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

Have you ever dreamed of finding a buried treasure? Many of us have, but the reality is that not too many pirates’ chests are still waiting to be found. However, “treasure” can be defined in many ways. In the farm kitchen, cast-iron cookware is treasured by many. Cast iron pots and pans have been used [...]

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How To Start Flowers From Seed

By | 2018-05-01T12:05:06+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Categories: Farm, Flowers, Gardening|

There's nothing more rewarding than starting your own seeds. The benefits include getting a jump on the season, having access to hundreds of specialty varieties that you won’t find at your local nurseries or garden center and it’s the most inexpensive way to fill up your cutting garden fast. [...]

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A Brief History of Cast-Iron Cookware

By | 2018-05-01T12:21:35+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

Cast iron has held a revered place in household kitchens for centuries. Find out why this historical cookware is seeing a revival. If you take an inventory of your kitchen cupboards, you’ll discover that your cookware and gadgets are made from many different materials. There are items made of plastic, aluminum, stainless steel, wood and [...]

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Green Salads: The Basic Formula

By | 2018-05-01T11:33:21+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: Greens, Kitchen|

A perfect green salad strikes just the right balance of textures, flavors and colors. If you're the kind of cook who finds formulas reassuring, this basic salad formula takes all the guesswork out of making a perfect salad. 1. Use Two (Or at Most, Three) Types of Lettuce The main ingredient in a green salad [...]

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