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4 Ways To Eat Like A Farmer

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By Hannah Breckbill, Lehman’s Hardware As a vegetable farmer, all season long I’m confronted with too much abundance — it’s absolutely overwhelming. In winter, though, it can feel like the opposite if I don’t prepare. So the question for me is, how can I manage the abundance of summer so that I can enjoy it into […]

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3 Reasons You Should Can Tomato Juice

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By Galen Lehman, Lehman’s Hardware A few nights ago, we canned our own tomato juice. We found out that it is very efficient and easy! Discover the three reasons why you should can tomato juice every year. REASON 1: TOMATOES ARE EASY TO GROW. You can even grow them in containers if you don’t have room for a garden! In […]

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Paper Gardening: How To Grow A Successful Garden Now

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by Patrice Lewis, Lehman’s Hardware January and February – traditionally the coldest, bleakest months of the year – have one highlight, something like the gardener’s version of the swallows returning to Capistrano: the arrival of seed catalogs in the mail. The timing of these catalogs is no accident. Amidst the snow and wind, these beautiful, […]

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25 Ways To Use Flour Sack Towels Around The Home

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By Sarah Nussbaum, Lehman’s Hardware  One of the cornerstones of being prepared is to identify items that multitask and to embrace their use during normal times. Doing so not only saves money but also saves storage space and eliminates having to choose which product or item to use for what. A good example is the […]

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Reflections on Silver Fox Rabbit Nationals

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By Teresa Pilegaard, Lone Rose Homestead We went to a farmers market.  The farm had a rabbit and that was it, my one year old was in love.  We thought she’d grow out of it, but we’d visit that rabbit almost weekly.  When the farm gave the rabbit away to a pet home she was so […]

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5 Reasons to Raise Pastured Livestock

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  By Jenna Dooley, The Flip Flop Barnyard Our family works hard to raise as much of our own food as possible. This includes a garden for fresh eating and preserving food, dairy animals, and raising our own meat. When it comes to meat and dairy, we like to raise them on pasture. We are […]

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Do you Prefer Light or Dark Meat? | Pigs on the Homestead

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Mangalitsa Pork vs. Store Bought Meat By Kaylee Richardson, The Farm on Quail Hollow   This should be one of the first questions that you should consider when you think about raising pigs on your homestead. There are many different breeds of pigs and researching a specific breed based on meat type is probably one […]

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A Heritage to Farm, Part 3 of 3

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[Find more from this series by starting at the first blog HERE.] By Tom Reese III Our living room is dark, a movie is paused on the TV providing a shallow glow in the corner by the couch.  Another full day of anxiously waiting to hear back from job recruiters on scheduled interviews-planned in Virginia […]