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Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Birders who want to host hummingbirds in their backyards need to plan bird-friendly landscaping, especially flowers that attract hummingbirds. Just any pretty bloom isn’t enough, however, and the flowers that are most attractive to hummingbirds have certain characteristics in common. The best hummingbird flowers... Produce large amounts of nectar for the birds to drink Are shaped for hummingbirds’ long [...]

June 10th, 2018|Categories: Birding, Flowers|

When Is Hummingbird Migration?

Hummingbirds are some of the most highly anticipated backyard birds in North America, but when do hummingbirds migrate? Knowing when these small birds make their seasonal movements can help backyard birders be prepared to welcome them to and from their yards, gardens and feeders. About Hummingbird Migration Even though hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world, their migrations [...]

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Birding|

Sharpen Up On Scythes

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 weather, require no fossil [...]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Farm|

Clean And Refurbish Cast Iron

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 for hundreds of years; [...]

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

How To Start Flowers From Seed

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. [...]

May 12th, 2018|Categories: Farm, Flowers, Gardening|

A Brief History of Cast-Iron Cookware

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 ceramic—all materials that serve [...]

May 5th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |