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Planter's Pointers: Use a Bulb Auger
Planter's Pointers: Use a Bulb Auger

Home /Farm Videos /Planter’s Pointers: Use a Bulb AugerHorticulturist Jessica Walliser is an award-winning radio host on KDKA Radio’s “The Organic Gardeners” in Pittsburgh. She’s the author of five gardening books, including the Amazon-bestseller Good Bug Bad Bug, winner of the 2014 AHS Book Award Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, and her newest title Container Gardening Complete: Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces.

Rainy Days Get You Down? Try Mud Paint
Rainy Days Get You Down? Try Mud Paint

Home /Homesteading / Homemade Crafts /Rainy Days Get You Down? Try Mud PaintPHOTO: All photos by Rachael DupreeSuper rainy periods on our farm get me down. Living halfway up a hill, excess precipitation can be problematic in a lot of ways. However, after a rainfall I love to kick off my boots and let my toes sink into the squishy earth floor.

Move that Barn! (But Read This First)
Move that Barn! (But Read This First)

Courtesy iStockphoto/ThinkstockConsider the historical regional use of a barn before deciding to transport it long distances.So you want to move a barn. Whether you’re trying to save money, have a failing foundation or would rather preserve a bit of history than cut down more trees, there are quite a few things to consider before making the big move.

Putting Your Anvil to Work
Putting Your Anvil to Work

Anvils are multi-purpose tools developed by and for blacksmiths, but you don’t have to have a forge to put an anvil to use in your shop.In my home farm shop, the anvil was simply used as a base for straightening bent or twisted metal. Such use might be denounced by a blacksmith, as an anvil is designed for use with hot metal, and cold can mar the surface.

Learn the Basics of Trench Composting
Learn the Basics of Trench Composting

PHOTO: ShutterstockMy first encounter with trench composting was in the jungles of Central America, while I was staying in a rainforest lodge in Belize during the late 1990s. Traipsing around the property one morning, I came across an enormous garden. Because the lodge was far from anywhere, bringing in food was a big undertaking.

How to Remove Garlic Skin Easily
How to Remove Garlic Skin Easily

2.4kViews48Likes 6Comments4 StepsIngredientsEmbed1I have noticed some of us have difficulties removing garlic skin!! So.. I hope this guide will help!! We don& 39;t have to spend money on gadget that remove garlic skin!2Firstly, separate them..3Rest the knife on the garlic ( like what I did), and hit on the knife.

Pickling Vs. Fermenting—What’s the Difference?
Pickling Vs. Fermenting—What’s the Difference?

Home /Homesteading /Pickling Vs. Fermenting—What’s the Difference?Courtesy iStockphoto/ThinkstockWhen it comes to choosing an item from my pantry or refrigerator to snack on, sauerkraut and pickles quickly make their way to the top of my list. These foods offer the saltiness and crispness I crave in an afternoon snack with added health benefits not found in bagged potato chips.

How to Cook Shakshuka With Chickpeas
How to Cook Shakshuka With Chickpeas

1Gather all your ingredients. This recipe works best with super fresh eggs. Canned or boxed Pomi tomatoes work just fine if fresh are not in season.2Pre heat the oven to 425 F.3Dice the onion.4Seed and finely chop the jalapeños. If you like it spicy, use 2. If you like it moderately spicy, 1 will do the trick.

Tricks of the Trade: Hydraulics Safety
Tricks of the Trade: Hydraulics Safety

Home /Farm Equipment /Tricks of the Trade: Hydraulics SafetyTags Jim Ruen, videoJim Ruen lives and works in southeastern Minnesota, an area of hills, bluffs and valleys, near the farm where he grew up and spent most of his first quarter century.MORE ARTICLESNext UpWorried about leaving gas in your farm machines during the off-season?

I Is For Invasives: The Vegetable Weevil
I Is For Invasives: The Vegetable Weevil

Home /Gardening /I Is For Invasives: The Vegetable WeevilPHOTO: Clemson University/Bugwood.orgA common pest beetle species with a voracious appetite, the vegetable weevil can be a major issue for gardeners around the world. The name vegetable weevil is pretty non-specific and so are the appetites of these beetles and their larva.

How to Cook Roasted Pumpkin Soup
How to Cook Roasted Pumpkin Soup

1Roughly chop carrot, celery and onion (mirepoix). Sweat it for another 5 minutes before adding water and let vegetable boil for 20 minutes.2Cut pumpkin into 2cm cubes, spread them on a large baking tray. Preheat oven to 170 deg celcius.3Coat pumpkin with olive oil, thyme, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.

Do Cows Catch Colds? Respiratory Ailments in Livestock
Do Cows Catch Colds? Respiratory Ailments in Livestock

PHOTO: ShutterstockWinter weather can be synonymous with cold season. How many people do you know who, in the past month, have had the sniffles, a cough, a sinus infection, bronchitis or influenza? Farm animals might not necessarily have a specific sniffles season but there are some common respiratory diseases you might encounter.