Added by Amber Westfall on January 13, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments
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The waiting is killing me. I have four pregnant Guinea hog sows, all supposedly due to farrow within the month, and no reliable due dates on any of them. Clearly it's time for a game of "Guess the Piglets"!
Tell me in the comments to this post which sow you think will farrow first and what on what date. Anyone who is correct will be allowed to name one of the piglets!
Here are the contestants (all photos taken today):
Circe: She was supposed to be due on…
Added by tifanie chaney on January 13, 2011 at 1:48am — No Comments
[This is my first blog post here at Homegrown. Actually I didn't realize it was this easy. Is it this easy? Is this how I'm 'sposed to do this thing-a-majigger? Anyway, here's a go. This is a recent from my blog, Apron Strings: Diary of a…Continue
■Care about family farmers
■Believe in buying locally-grown, organic products
■Want to give people more access to buying family-farmed food
■And know the need to educate people about genetically-modified food and growth hormones…
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I am on the move to collect vegetarian and vegan recipes. These…Continue
Added by Lisa Fine on January 12, 2011 at 5:24pm — No Comments
I made a wonderful chili for dinner out of my homegrown cranberry beans and a pound of local farm-raised pork. I just tried cranberry beans for the first time after I grew them in 2009. If you haven't eaten them yet I really recommend them. Not only are they gorgeous while growing in the garden, they are big, plump, creamy beans. Can you tell I'm a fan?
Added by Stephanie S on January 12, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments
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Added by el vigilante on January 10, 2011 at 7:43am — No Comments
I'm new to Homegrown and would like to share my knowledge and experience for those interested in growing veggies and gain information from you all as well! I'm a Master Gardener and call myself an 'Artisan Farmer' because I grow organic vegetables and fruits using sustainable methods on about a 1/2 of…Continue
Added by Jannine Cabossel on January 9, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments
On a late November day in rural Oklahoma, I arrived at the Downing Family Farm just as the husband and wife team of Wes and Kathy Downing were finished haying their cows. The afternoon sun was warming large pastures with nearly dormant Bermuda grass. While many of the black Angus were spread throughout the acreage, a few calves came up to greet me, with a little enticing from an afternoon helping of grain. I had been anxious to see how the Downings were managing their five-year-old…Continue
Added by Flour Sack Mama on January 8, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments
My husband found this recipe in the December 2010 issue of Rural Electric Nebraskan, which was submitted by Joan Ewing of Sidney, Nebraska. The full recipe makes approximately 5 dozen…Continue
There are so many different varieties out there – how do I decide what to plant based on what region of the country I am in?
If I looked back one year ago, deep into my first year of classroom teaching, I never would have thought that one day I would be baking all of my own bread from scratch. Often overwhelmed and exhausted, I wasn’t left with much time or energy to bake, even with the bread machine.
Everything’s different now, and I find that baking actually energizes me. Smelling warm doughy bread as I walk in the house from a snowshoe walk makes my mouth water. Friends and family enjoy the warm loaves…Continue
Added by Lisa Fine on January 5, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments