Home /Gardening /Get a Clean Garden Bed EdgeI love how a good, sharp edge looks on a flower bed. Over the years, I have experimented with many different techniques and tools for getting a clean garden edge but have found one to be faster and easier than any other. In the video below, I’ll show you how to do it.
Photo by Jessica WalliserI saved some seeds (pictured) for this years garden and am ordering some new varieties, too.I was sitting at the dining room table yesterday, browsing through my 2012 seed catalogs. Exciting stuff! There’s so much I’m looking forward to trying this year, I thought I might let you know about some of the seeds I’ll be ordering and why I’m choosing to give them a place in my garden.
I’ve not seen a farm that embodies the “urban-rural continuum” quite like nearly 250-year-old Oxmoor Farm in Louisville, Ky. With 8 acres of vegetable plots, hoop houses, and a barn and silo, it’s a snapshot of all things rural—that is, if you turn your back to the cars rushing down I-64, which bisects the property.
Home /Recipes /French Country SaladIngredientsChicken:1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice2 T. olive oil2 T. soy sauce2 tsp. herbs de provenceFreshly ground mixed peppercorns to taste2 large chicken breasts, bones and excess fat removedVegetables:1/2 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed3 to 4 medium beets, scrubbed and trimmedolive oilSalad:6 cups mixed salad greens, such as mesclun and spinach1/4 cup whole fresh basil leaves1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese1/3 cup walnut pieces1/4 cup balsamic vinegar2 T.
Home /Homesteading / Homemade Crafts /Easy-To-Light LuminaryCan or jar luminaries are nothing novel, but this simple modification can make them so much easier to use. Whether you decide to use a tin can or a mason jar for your candle holder, it can be huge pain to try to light the candle. The choices are basically to light the candle inside the container getting burned by a rapidly burning match, lighting the candle first then trying to drop it into the container without burning yourself or putting it out, or using long matches, which seem like a waste.
Home /News & Trending /Books You’ll Enjoy: Herding Dogs and Herbs for PetsGet your summer reading started!If you’re a farmer with livestock to herd or care for–and pets that deserve healthy lives, here are two books you may enjoy.A capable herding dog can add immeasurably to the lives of farmers and ranchers, as the skills of a good dog have yet to be supplanted by technology.