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How To Dehydrate Strawberries

I have a new obsession . . . dried strawberries. After years of canning and freezing, I thought it would be fun to try something different this year, so I opted for drying them. (Elliot Coleman sings the praises of drying so much in Four Season Harvest that I must say I’ve been converted!) The result is […]

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How To Find a Sustainable Farm in Kentucky

One of the most common questions I get in my inbox is a variation of this: “I live in ____________. Can you recommend a farm that sells organic/sustainable/humane/natural/affordable  ________ ?” I wish I had the time, knowledge, and resources to provide a personally tailored answer to each of these emails! But, sadly, Kentucky is a […]

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Getting Started with Beekeeping in Kentucky

A homestead, whether rural or suburban, just doesn’t seem quite right without a pretty little beehive somewhere on the property.  I think it takes things to the next level. It seems like anyone can manage chickens, but bees? Once you have bees, you’ve really arrived. There’s a reason of course that bees aren’t something you […]

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Sustainable & Natural Hygiene

Lots of people think living sustainably means growing a vegetable garden, composting, and recycling your plastics. All those things are a great start, but if you are still going to WalMart to stock your bathroom cabinets with expensive, toxic chemicals in plastic containers, you still have a ways to go! If you added up the […]

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How To Prepare a No-Till Raised Garden Bed

The weather has been unseasonably warm here in Central Kentucky this week. While this may or may not be contributed to global warming and the eventual demise of our environment, I have to say it feels really really nice. It has me itching to get out in the garden and start spring planting. Oh, except […]

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