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Summer Farm Lesson Plans
Summer Farm Lesson Plans

Photo by Terry WildSummer on the farm is full of educational activities for homeschooled children of all ages.Farm. School. Summer.At first glance, these words don’t seem to go together. “Farm” may conjure images of long, hard hours of physical work during the growing season, while “school” paints an image of linoleum-tiled classrooms filled with wooden desks in tidy rows facing the teacher up front.

Rural Survival: Get To Know Your Neighbors
Rural Survival: Get To Know Your Neighbors

Since moving to the farm, Mr. B and I have constantly had adrenaline running through our bodies, taking urgent action to get our home settled, maintain the land as best we can given our mid-season arrival, and brainstorm the first major projects we plan to tackle. While we’ve most certainly taken ownership of our new abode in every sense of the word, it hadn’t felt completely like home yet.

Seeding Experiments
Seeding Experiments

Home /Gardening /Seeding ExperimentsPhoto by Jessica WalliserI did pretty well on my garlic harvest this year.Although it hasn’t been the best year for the vegetable garden, it has been a respectable one. I’m still a few weeks away from the first tomato, but I spent the afternoon yesterday harvesting onions.

5 Ways To Save Money On Seed This Year
5 Ways To Save Money On Seed This Year

The cost of buying seed can add up quickly. All those $2 or $4 packets can rapidly turn into hundreds if not thousands of dollars depending on the size of your operation. So it’s a good idea to be smart about how you buy your seed this winter and take steps to save yourself a little money in the process.

Moving Pains
Moving Pains

Photos by Cherie LangloisIt didn’t take long for our young turkeys to outgrow the portable pen we use each year to raise meat chickens. Since mid-June, we’ve been moving the pen around their pasture once a day, and it’s worked great for keeping them safe from predators while they forage for grass, weeds and bugs (plus fertilize the pasture).

How to Cook Curried Tofu Scramble
How to Cook Curried Tofu Scramble

1Thinly chop a red onion2Press a block of tofu.3Crumble up the tofu using your hands.4Rinse the kidney beans5Add the olive oil to a heavy skillet, over medium high heat.6Add the onion, and sauté until soft (about 10 minutes).7Mince your garlic.8Add the minced garlic.9Add the crumbled tofu.10Add the nutritional yeast.

How to Make Taiwanese Ground Pork and Brown Egg
How to Make Taiwanese Ground Pork and Brown Egg

1Prepare to chop onions23Chop chop4Chop chop5Chop chop6Add onions to pot.7Put stove on high.8Add approx 3 Asian soup spoons of cooking oil once onions have been in pot ~3 minutes.910Stir.11Lower heat slightly.12Wait.13And wait.14And stir.15And wait.16Alter heat as needed.17And wait.18And wait until finally the onions look like this!

Q&A With The Farmery
Q&A With The Farmery

Ben GreeneA hydroponic garden and an Airstream trailer might seem an unlikely combination, but for urban farmer and architect Ben Greene of Durham, N.C., his life wouldn’t be complete without both. The restored Airstream will soon become a working kitchen serving up urban farm-sourced meals, and is part of a larger urban farm grocery market Greene is calling the Farmery.

How to Change Your Tires
How to Change Your Tires

1What you& 39;ll need (-some muscle)2Put the jack under a secure spot such as the car frame.3Without raising the car, loosen all the lug nuts with the 4-way jack.4Use the jack to raise the tire about an inch off the ground.5Proceed to take all the lug nuts off with the 4-way (or by hand).6Place the nuts somewhere easy to find (so you don& 39;t loose them).

How to Make Tortellini
How to Make Tortellini

Home /Urban Farming /How to Make TortelliniTortellini are ring-shaped, filled noodles whose shape, legend has it, was inspired by Venus’s belly button. Whether the Roman goddess of love had anything to do with it or not, this pasta is well loved and worth the time and effort involved in creating your own.

How to Make a Doily Lampshade Part 2
How to Make a Doily Lampshade Part 2

1My heart sank a bit when I deflated the balloon. The doilies did stick a bit to the balloon, but was finely persuaded to let go.2Once the balloon was removed the doilies regained the shape I wanted and it looked just as I had imagined , beautiful .3Then I needed something to hold the light bulb fittings in side the lampshade, I had an old test attempt on weaving a metal basket lying waiting just for this.

A Seeder Is An Efficient & Cost-Effective Investment
A Seeder Is An Efficient & Cost-Effective Investment

PHOTO: courtesy of Zach LoeksWhen it comes to putting seeds in the ground, there are a few different ways of going about it.You can dig a trench, scatter seeds, bury and later thin out the seedlings. That works fine, though it does involve extra effort and a fair amount of wasted seeds.You can also poke holes in the ground with an implement—traditionally, a stick does the trick—and drop a seed or two into each.