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How To Brew Organic Beer At Home

Brilliant farmer and SK contributor Alison Wiediger of Au Naturel Farm  tackles the topic of brewing beer at home today on the blog. While this is a great winter activity, you might  find time to tackle this project during a rainy spell this spring. She also reveals her source for organic ingredients so you can feel […]

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Five Ways to Dry Herbs

Herbs dried from your own garden are a far cry from commercially dried herbs. For one thing, they are fresher—you have no way of knowing how long the herbs have set on the shelf before buying them. Secondly, they taste better because you grew them. This could be a mental effect rather than anything related […]

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Starting Seeds in Float Beds

I have a confession to make: despite being an avid gardener, I am terrible at starting seeds. I have decent luck with seeds that go directly in the ground. However, anything that must be nurtured indoors for weeks before last frost is almost guaranteed to die. I have some theories about why this doesn’t work, […]

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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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