At A GlanceTitle: The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work Author: Ben HartmanPublisher: Chelsea Green PublishingRelease Date: September 2015Cover Price: $29.95Target Audience: farmers who want to scale back so that they can grow moreAny good farming book will teach you a few good tips or tricks on how to farm better: more efficiently, more productively, more profitably.
Home /Recipes / Main Dish Recipes /The Ultimate Pot PiePHOTO: Nicole SipeCooler weather calls for comfort food, and what better late fall/early winter comfort food is there than chicken pot pie? We fancied up the traditional recipe with wine and bacon for a new family favorite that is perfect to warm up a chilly evening.
Photo by Sue WeaverKes isn’t laughing; she’s flehmening.Last week, I talked a bit about goat behavior. Here is something else you may not know. In the picture my friend Kes is doing something odd you might see your goats, equines, cattle, llamas or alpacas, sheep, dogs or cats do. Wild things, like lions, tigers, deer, moose, tapirs and giraffes, do it, too.
Home /Breeds /San Marzano TomatoPHOTO: lorenzoantonucci/iStock/ThinkstockSize: 4 ouncesSunlight requirements: Full (A minimum of six to eight hours per day is ideal.)Water requirements: A minimum of 1 inch per week—water the root zone as needed and keep foliage dry to deter foliar diseases. Proper mulching aids in prevention of blossom end rot, drought stress and other issues associated with fluctuations in soil-moisture levels.
1Whaddya wanna do, make pasta now or use cold leftover noodles?2If you& 39;re gonna make the pasta right now, then put on some water. Otherwise, put a handful of cold leftover noodles in a ziplock and get ready to microwave & 39;em.3Add lots of salt, more than you think you need. The difference between good pasta and cardboard pasta is just this.
Home /Homesteading /Picking PotatoesPhoto by Cherie LangloisMy husband made a yummy, all-blue potato dish sprinkled with herbs and onions.Yikes, today is St. Patrick’s Day! That means:A. I’ve got to find something green to wear. However, I’m not too worried about this, because green is my favorite color, so I’m bound to have something green to put on unless it’s buried in the dirty laundry.
By Kelly WoodAmong the many things I love about the return of Spring is the birds. I love the new growth, the bright green, the fresh buds of so many colors of flowers, but I love to see the songbirds return. Many birds are residents year round, and haven’t been completely absent because our feeders are kept full all winter.
Home /Urban Farming /The Case of the Curious ChickenPhoto by Audrey PaviaThis hen has been exhibiting a very weird behavior.I’ve had my flock of bantams for several years now, and I spend a lot of time watching them. So at this point, it’s hard for them to come up with a behavior I haven’t seen before.
1In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds and let them splutter once they start spluttering add cumin seeds and then add potatoes mix them well and cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for 3 mins .2Potatoes are half way cooked now add salt turmeric chilli powder and fenugreek leaves stir it carefully and cover with a lid for 3-4 mins.
Home /Beginning Farmers /Hurray For EspaliersPHOTO: David Edwards/FlickrSo even though I’m among the fortunate few who have a lot of space to grow fruit trees, I’m still fascinated by espaliered trees, those super-cool-looking, heavily pruned jobbies that you see in cool places like France, Italy or that one nursery that no one can afford.
1I am assuming you can make or buy a pinhole from a can or order one from a shop2Take your little flat head screwdriver and a well lit area3Locate the screw on the bottom of the ring on the lens housing and unscrew4Wriggle off the clack housing and put that, the. Ring and the little screw in a safe place.
Home /Crops /The Underappreciated RadishPHOTO: Kevin FogleThe radish is often relegated to the role of a garnish, commonly carved as a decorative flower sitting all alone on the edge of a serving tray or occasionally adding a slice of color to store-bought salad mixes. This is a sad state of affairs for a delicious vegetable that can be eaten raw or added to any number of roasted or stir-fried dishes, where its distinctive peppery flavor can shine.