I& 39;ve lived in areas with a medium to high amount of snow density my entire life.I really enjoy the snow and all the fun it brings, but the snow pack on our driveway can often be difficult to maintain.This past year I finally broke down and bought a two stage snow thrower to deal with the higher snowpack we were regularly getting on my driveway.
PHOTO: jimmy brown/FlickrWinnie the Pooh really knew his land. If you look at a map of the fictional Hundred Acre Wood, you’ll discover hidden gems, such as Sandy Pit Where Roo Plays and Area of Six Pine Trees. There’s also Bee Tree and Area of Big Stones and Rocks, and my personal favorite, Eeyore’s Gloomy Place.
Home /Animal Care /Goat CookiesWant to make some treats for your goats? Try this recipe. Remember to give all treats in moderation.Ingredients1 cup uncooked oatmeal2 cups raisin bran (crunched up works best)1 cup raw wheat germ4 large shredded carrots1 cup molasses½ cup applesaucePreparationCombine molasses and applesauce in a bowl.
Home /Crops /Gai Lan: A New Green For Your GardenPHOTO: Veronica/FlickrGai lan, also known as Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale, is a really cool veggie that has yet to make it into the fields of most hobby farmers. Known botanically as Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra, gai lan is a unique variety of the same plant species as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
PHOTO: USDA NRCS South Dakota, Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0 (Wikimedia Commons)After harvesting the last few beans, tomatoes and peppers, I usually just yank the plants, rake up the debris, and toss it all in my super-hot compost pile. As for my garden beds? They remain mostly bare until spring.I’d always assumed cover crops were for large-scale farmers or people who grew heavy feeders like corn.
By Lisa KiviristGot the Winter Blahs?Winter is a season wrapped in contradictions.After the chaotic rush of the fall harvest, we crave slowing down and hibernating around the woodstove. But by the time we pack the tinsel after the holidays, the groundhog reminds us we still have a long stretch of winter to go and cabin fever hits big time.